Data Entry Keyers


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Candidates typically need about 45 minutes to complete our full-length job-specific assessments. Our short versions take less than half that time. Like our standard assessments, these tests are based on the U.S. Government Occupational Information Network (O*Net). They do not contain the animated simulation module, however, though they still provide valuable information about all critical performance-related dimensions. Additionally, the short versions optionally include 1-2 virtual video interview questions! Click below for more information:

Data Entry Keyers (Short)

Data Entry Keyers

Operate data entry device, such as keyboard or photo composing perforator. Duties may include verifying data and preparing materials for printing.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Locate and correct data entry errors, or report them to supervisors.
  • Compile, sort, and verify the accuracy of data before it is entered.
  • Working with Computers
  • Compare data with source documents, or re-enter data in verification format to detect errors.
  • Read source documents such as canceled checks, sales reports, or bills, and enter data in specific data fields or onto tapes or disks for subsequent entry, using keyboards or scanners.
  • Processing Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Store completed documents in appropriate locations.

About the test (Full Version)

The HR Avatar Data Entry Keyers Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Data Entry Keyers test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Attention to Detail
  Knowledge and Skills
  • Data Entry
  • Typing Speed & Accuracy
  • Adaptability
  • Drive
  • Integrity
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:43-9021.00
Simulation Context:Lower-Level Administrative
O*Net Context:Office and Administrative Support
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2023)
Bottom 10%:
$28,250 or less
Bottom 25%:
$32,660 or less
$37,790 (Average)
Top 25%:
$46,020 or more
Top 10%:
$55,330 or more

Hourly US Wages (2023)
Bottom 10%:
$13.58 or less
Bottom 25%:
$15.70 or less
$18.17 (Average)
Top 25%:
$22.13 or more
Top 10%:
$26.60 or more

US Employment Statistics
2032 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:12,300

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • English Language
  • Administrative
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Law and Government
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Mathematics
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Administration and Management
Top Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Time Management
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Complex Problem Solving
Top Abilities
  • Written Comprehension
  • Near Vision
  • Finger Dexterity
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Speech Recognition
  • Perceptual Speed
  • Information Ordering
  • Selective Attention
Education Requirements
High School Diploma:
Some College:
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
3 - 6 Months:
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Adjusto-Writer Operator, Automatic Operator, Braille Operator, Braille Transcriber, Braille Typist, Card Puncher, Card Punching Machine Operator, Check Processor, Claims Support Specialist, Cold Type Composing Machine Operator, Compugraph Operator, Computer Aide, Computer Clerk, Computer Typesetter, Cryptographic Clerk, Cryptographic Machine Operator, Customs Entry Clerk, Data Capture Clerk, Data Capture Specialist, Data Coder Operator, Data Collection Associate, Data Collector, Data Entry Associate, Data Entry Clerk, Data Entry Email Processor, Data Entry Machine Operator, Data Entry Operator, Data Entry Representative, Data Entry Specialist, Data Entry Technician, Data Input Clerk, Data Keyer, Data Processing Clerk, Data Processor, Data Transcriber, Data Typist, Electronic Typesetting Machine Operator, Encoder, Encoding Clerk, Flex O Writer Operator, Key Punch Operator, Keying Machine Operator, Keypunch Operator, Keypuncher, KST Operator (Key Station Terminal Operator), Linecasting Machine Keyboard Operator, Machine Clerical Verifier, Magnetic Tape Composer Operator, Magnetic Tape Selectric Typewriter Operator (MTST Operator), Magnetic Tape Typewriter Operator, Mail List Processor, Micro Computer Data Processor, Multiplex Operator, Office Machine Punch Operator, Perforator Operator, Perforator Typist, Photocomposing Keyboard Operator, Photocomposing Perforator Machine Operator, Photocomposition Keyboard Operator, Planograph Operator, Punch Card Operator, Records Clerk, Robotype Operator, Simplex Operator, Strike On Machine Operator, Teleprinter, Teletype Clerk, Teletype Keyboard Operator, Teletype Operator, Teletypewriter Operator, Teletypist, Terminal Make Up Operator, Terminal Operator, Terminal System Operator, TWX Operator (Teletype Writer Exchange Operator), Typesetter Operator, Underwriting Support Specialist, Varitype Keyboard Operator, Varitype Operator, Varitypist, Verifier Operator, Verifying Machine Operator

Related Jobs based on Skills & Abilities: Word Processors and Typists, File Clerks, Office Machine Operators, Except Computer, Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service, Office Clerks, General, Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators, Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks, Billing and Posting Clerks, Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks, Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks, Statistical Assistants, Document Management Specialists, Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service, Proofreaders and Copy Markers, Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks, Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping, Correspondence Clerks

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Proofread a letter for grammatical errors.
  • Resolve problems in expense reports.
  • Highlight problem areas in travel authorization requests.
  • Communicate maintenance schedule updates to employees.
  • Register an employee for an event.

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