Career Profiles and Employment Projections
Word Processors and Typists: Jobs, Career, Salary and Education Information
Word Processors and Typists
What Word processors and typists Do
Use word processor, computer or typewriter to type letters, reports, forms, or other material from rough draft, corrected copy, or voice recording. May perform other clerical duties as assigned. Excludes Data Entry Keyers, Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Court Reporters, and Medical Transcriptionists.
Word processor and typist Salaries
- 2014 employment: 90,700
- May 2015 median annual wage: $37,610
Job Outlook for Word processors and typists
Projected employment change, 2014–24:
- Number of new jobs: -14,200
- Growth rate: -16 percent (Decline)
How to Become a Word processor or typist
Education and training:
- Typical entry-level education: High school diploma or equivalent
- Work experience in a related occupation: None
- Typical on-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training
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*Some content used by permission of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.