Word Processors and Typists

General Information

Description

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.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit52.27%
  2. State and local government24.07%
  3. Self-employed8.85%
  4. Private, not for profit7.93%
  5. Federal government6.28%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$41,050

State-by-state Salary

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$53,630
$28,070
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 49%
  • Some college 45%
  • Associate's degree 2%
  • Less than high school 1%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Related College Majors

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Knowledge

  • Clerical
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Administration and Management

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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