Career Options in Data Entry Processing

The formal type writer’s usage has been gradually come down by the advancement of computers in various fields. The data in varies fields are filled up or managed through computer, which can be used with better facilities. Thus, DEO (Data Entry Operator) is an essential post in every institution including the Government bodies. So, opting the field as career has become a right choice for many of the students.


  • Usually the expected educational qualification is 10 + 2, particularly for government bodies. Few private organizations consider 10th or equivalent.
  • The knowledge of Type Writing – that improves the speed of typing and facilitates error-free typing.
  • Expertise in MS-Word and MS-Excel.
  • A diploma from a recognized institute is must for few government sectors.

A possession of degree and the knowledge of English help to make better opportunities. Most of the Government bodies require experience in the relevant field.

What are expected in the work?

The expected work differs from each organization. Few expect only editing or processing the data. Few may expect Document and Data management. Data conversion or Document Imaging may the requirement of some other.

Courses offered:

Comparing with other courses, it is fact that less institutes and universities offer courses in this field. Yet, the certificate and crash courses are offered by few of the institutes. Few are -

  • National Institute of open schooling,
  • Diksha Institute of Information Technology, Rohtak , Haryana
  • Computer Based Society for Education, Bhilai
  • ALMA, Indore
  • VSkills, Delhi

These courses are available in the cost of 3000/- around with the time span of 3 months to 1 year.

Scope of career:

The institutes like schools, hospitals, financial institutes, Human Resourcing companies, IT companies, Servicing companies, business solution companies etc. possess a position of the field.

The positions are –

  • Data Entry Operator
  • Back office executive
  • Data Moderator
  • Data analyst
  • Operations executive
  • Documentation Assistant
  • Computer Operator

Many companies provide the advantage of work from home, which enables many people who wish to work from home to handle career as well as household chores. Online and offline works also enables to work as part time. Many students prefer earning through part-time jobs to support themselves. Data Entry jobs shall be good option for such.


The pay ranges from 6000/- to 20000/- in the private organizations. The Government pay starts from 7000/- per month. Offline works or work from home usually fills the pocket with 5000/- or even more per month.

Career improvements:

  • A degree in Computer stream
  • Practicing interpretation of data to make it faster
  • Following the shortcuts in MS Office to speed up the work
  • A related advanced educational course or supplementary courses like DTP also help to step further.

For the hard workers the career is the best opportunity to start earning right from the college stage. It can be chosen as self-employment. Not only students, house wives and retired employs also can choose it as a full time or part time employment to support their pocket.

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