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Typists and Related Keyboard Occupations

Job holders in this unit group type letters, memos, reports and other documents from draft, handwritten or dictated matter, using appropriate software packages.

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£ 9,880
£ 18,670
£ 34,959

Available jobs

In the past year there were 44,055 vacancies for this type of job

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.

  • Data Entry

  • Invoicing

  • Finance

  • Data Processing

  • Warehousing

  • Medical Terminology

  • Administrative Support

  • Numeracy

  • Dictation

  • Data Analysis

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.

  • Detail Oriented

  • Communications

  • Customer Service

  • Typing

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Microsoft Office

  • Management

  • Administrative Functions

  • Filing

  • Computer Literacy

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.