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.
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There are no specific entry requirements to become a data entry operator/transcriptionist. However, you will need good accuracy and speed when typing.
At least NCEA Level 2 is recommended.
Additional requirements for specialist roles:
Court reporters need high typing speeds
To become a court reporter with the Ministry of Justice, you need to have an accurate typing speed of at least 70 words a minute and excellent English language comprehension.
Requirements for medical typists
Medical typists need experience or interest in medical work, or a specific qualification in medical transcription.
Data entry operators/transcriptionists need to be:
- good at listening
- reliable, efficient and focused
- able to keep information confidential
- able to work well under pressure.
Court reporters also need to be able to cope with working with information from trials which may be unpleasant to hear.
Experience in computer work or word processing is useful for data entry operators/transcriptionists.
Court reporters need to know relevant technical and legal terminology and previous work in a legal office may be useful.
If data entry operators/transcriptionists are typing from sound recordings, they need excellent hearing.
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Updated 8 Jan 2015