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Data capture clerks may find positions in which they can work from home

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What is data capturing?

Data capturing is gathering information from various sources and inputting (capturing) this into a computerised system. Information is crucial for any business and therefore there is a huge demand for data captures. Data capture clerks can find jobs in all industries. A few examples of these industries include (but are not limited to):

What are the duties of a data capturer?

  • Gathering and preparing documents or information for data entry.
  • Liaising with team members to ensure all source information is complete and accurate.
  • Capturing the data into a computerised system, software or database.
  • Performing daily backups.
  • Maintaining a good filing system.
  • Performing clerical duties like printing, scanning, email, or faxing.
  • Preparing reports.
  • Creating digital format of handwritten documents.

What are the requirements of a data capturer?

  • High School Diploma or equivalent diploma/degree.
  • 1-2 years experience in a similar role. Some companies may offer entry-level data capture roles.
  • Excellent typing skills.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills.
  • The ability to process high volumes of data accurately.
  • A keen eye for detail.
  • Ability to sit in front of a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Good time management skills and the ability to work to deadlines.
  • Good understanding of administration and clerical operations.
  • A good understanding of filing systems.
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Organisational skills.

The benefits of data capture jobs

Data capture clerks may find positions in which they can work from home. With the global covid-19 pandemic, companies prefer for these employees to work remotely. Some data capture positions are available for freelancers who may work from home for several client companies at once. If you have a small home office with a good internet connection, you may look at outsourcing your services as a data capturer. In a full-time position, the average basic salary for a data capture clerk in South Africa is R 8000 per month. Data capture clerks are often entitled to medical and sick leave benefits, annual leave and pension may also be included in the benefits package.
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