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Keyboard operators

Keyboard operators input and process text and data, and prepare, edit and generate documents for storage, processing, publication and transmission.

What do keyboard operators do?

  • enter retrieve, confirm and update data and codes required to process information
  • take verbatim records of proceedings in rapid shorthand, transcribe shorthand, and proofread and correct copy
  • read portions of transcripts during trials and other proceedings
  • reproduce the spoken word, environmental sounds and song lyrics as captions for television programming, and the deaf and hearing impaired
  • prepare reports, letters and similar material for publication and electronic transmission
  • sort outgoing material and prepare documents for transmission


projected job openings


qualified full-time wage


employed full-time

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