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Data Entry Operator/TranscriptionistAlternative titles

Ringa Patopato/Kaiwhakauru Raraunga

This job is sometimes referred to as:

Keyboard Operator
Dictaphone Typist
Medical Typist
Court Reporter
Stenographer

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

Contact us

Call us on 0800 222 733

Pay

Data entry operators/transcriptionists usually earn
$30K-$60K
per year

How many people are doing this job?

Year 2012
2,488
Year 2011
3,255
Year 2010
4,075
Source: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, '2003-2012 Occupation Data' (prepared for Careers New Zealand), 2012.

Job opportunities

Average

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


How to get into this job

See 'How to enter the job'

Useful school subjects

Information Management

English

This job page includes information about:

Court Reporter

Medical Typist

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Updated 28 Apr 2014