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Typist/Data Entry OperatorAlternative titles
Ringa Patopato/Kaiwhakauru Raraunga
This job is sometimes referred to as:
- Court Reporter
Typists and data entry operators transcribe and copy information that is spoken or written.
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What are the chances of getting a job?
According to Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment statistics, in March 2012 there were approximately 3,000 typists/data entry operators, a 47% drop from March 2009, when there were about 5,700.
The decline in the number of people in the role is because increased use of automated data entry and voice recognition software has reduced the need for typists/data entry operators.
However, even though the number of workers is down, positions still regularly become available because people often do not stay in the job for long.
Types of employer varied
Typists/data entry operators may work for:
- government departments
- private businesses
Other vacancy websites
- Alpha Recruitment - A recruitment company specialising in executive roles
- Jobs.co.nz - Search for jobs in a range of interest areas
- NZ Government Jobs Online - Search jobs.govt.nz for State sector vacancies
- 9am People - Top job listings
- Kinetic Recruitment - Top job listings
- My Job Space - View MyJobSpace's administration jobs
- Search4Jobs - View Search4Jobs' administration jobs
- SEEK - View SEEK's administration jobs
- Student Job Search - View Student Job Search's administration jobs
- Trade Me - View Trade Me's administration jobs
- ICG Consulting - Browse job vacancies
- Q Jumpers - Browse job vacancies
- Able Personnel Services - Hawkes Bay job listings
- Mahi.co.nz - Lists Maori-focused positions
- New Kiwis - Search job vacancies
- Otago Daily Times - Search job vacancies
- Madison Recruitment - Search job vacancies
- Team Recruitment - Search job vacancies
- Manpower - Search job vacancies
- Drake International - Search job vacancies at Drake International
- Enterprise Recruitment - Search job vacancies at Enterprise Recruitment
- Jobseeker - Search many vacancy sites at once with Jobseeker
- Work and Income New Zealand - Search Work and Income job vacancies
Progression and specialisations
Typists/data entry operators can progress to working as a personal or executive assistant.
Typists/data entry operators can specialise as a:
- Court Reporter
- Court reporters take down verbatim (word for word) all the evidence, comments and decisions made in court hearings, during the court proceedings or after they have been held.
How many people are doing this job?
Updated 25 Mar 2013