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Data Entry Operator/TranscriptionistAlternative titles

Kaiwhakauru Raraunga/Kaipatopato Kōrero

This job is sometimes referred to as:

Keyboard Operator
Dictaphone Typist
Medical Typist
Court Reporter

Data entry operators/transcriptionists transcribe and copy information that is spoken or written.

Contact us

Call us on 0800 222 733


Data entry operators/transcriptionists usually earn
per year
Source: Hays 2014 Salary Guide, New Zealand Medical Association Primary Health Care MECA 2012-2014.

How many people are doing this job?

Year 2012
Year 2011
Year 2010
Source: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, '2003-2012 Occupation Data' (prepared for Careers New Zealand), 2012.

Job opportunities


Job opportunities for data entry operators/transcriptionists are average due to declining demand for their services, but relatively high worker turnover creating regular openings.

How to get into this job

See 'How to enter the job'

Useful school subjects

Information Management


This job page includes information about:

Court Reporter

Medical Typist

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Court reporters need to be focused when transcribing evidence

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Updated 8 Jan 2015