Word Processors and Typists:

Use word processor, computer or typewriter to type letters, reports, forms, or other material from rough draft, corrected copy, or voice recording. May perform other clerical duties as assigned.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $31,260.00
Average Time to Fill 27 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 3 months, up to and including 6 months
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 250
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) -35.84 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Written Communication
Attention to Detail
Technology and Tool Usage
Following Directions
Information Gathering
Customer Service
Work Ethic
Oral Communication
Resource Allocation
Critical Thinking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing Administrative Activities

Dictate correspondence to be recorded
Collate printed materials
Take messages, notes, shorthand, and dictation
Transcribe spoken or written information
Perform administrative or clerical duties such as typing, accepting orders, or sorting mail
Retrieve files or charts
Deliver items such as mail, messages, records, or files

Documenting/Recording Information

Store records or related materials
Record information from meetings or other formal proceedings
Maintain computer, network, or database records, reports, or files
Maintain telephone logs
Prepare contracts, disclosures, or applications
Record medical history

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Correct grammar, punctuation, or spelling in written materials
Edit written materials or content
Edit documents for completeness, accuracy, or conformance to standards
Decide how to store valuable, historical documents, materials, and art

Interacting With Computers

Format digital documents, data, or images
Create data backups to prevent loss of information
Operate computers or computerized equipment
Enter information into databases or software programs

Processing Information

Compile data or documentation
Compile data or information for financial reports
Calculate financial data
Sort mail letters or packages by hand

Controlling Machines and Processes

Operate office equipment
Operate digital scanner
Process mail through postage machines or systems

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Customer Billing
Staff Management
Supervisory Skills
Adobe Acrobat
Typing Certification

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