Typists and Related Keyboard Occupations

Typists and related keyboard occupations type letters, memos, reports and other documents from draft, handwritten or dictated matter, using appropriate software packages.


New workers

New workers start around £7,596. Normal pay is £19,395 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £35,121.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 3,698 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Adjusts settings of printer as necessary and monitors quality of printed document.

  • Proof reads, edits and corrects errors to produce clean copy to specified layout.

  • Inserts logos and other special features and formats as specified.

  • Types letters, memos, reports, presentations and other documents using the appropriate software.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Disabilities

  • Notetaking

  • Student Services

  • Mental Health

  • Data Entry

  • Administrative Support

  • Digital Printing

  • Medical Prescription

  • Workflow Management

  • Auditing

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Typing

  • Detail Oriented

  • Organizational Skills

  • Grammar

  • Punctuality

  • Reliability

  • English Language

  • Management

  • Customer Service

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.