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Old 04-11-2021, 10:48 AM
 
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Data Entry is kind of umbrella term. Almost every job sector has form of data entry and those positions typically involve other tasks. Hence like a former post mention clocked $60K at a data entry roll. You could argue Accounting jobs are "data entry" too but companies wont describe it as such. Nowadays most data entry rolls were renamed rebranded to sound "sexy" in order to fill in positions or pay people less. Some examples of Data Entry jobs in 2021:

Administrative Assistant
Receptionist
Front Desk
Customer Service Associate
Bookkeeper
File Clerk
Accounts Payable
Operations Finance
Operations Assistant
Warehouse Associate
Office Assistant
Real Estate Broker Assistant
Business Services
Clerical Assistant - Hospital
Lead Payroll

All the above jobs are "Data Entry" even though doesn't say data entry. Each job uses the same software the only different is the sector and type of information you are working with. The bold are all Data Entry rolls that share same responsibilities and use same software.

Contrary to what was said, Data Entry that involves security info like medical records is national and hardly outsourced. American Hospitals reluctant to send medical information overseas lawsuit in waiting. Information that requires analytics to some degree, and now we getting to the pay less part, stay on home base too. Not because the offshore contractors couldn't preform the job, but its easier logistics work better with a Home Team for things like client requests. When a client requires specific modifications, to lets say a software or presentation the home team does it. The offshore team will typically handle customer service, surveys, and manage LARGE data dump files that require manual input aka company too cheap to pay a tech guru to automate the process.
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Old 04-16-2021, 01:36 PM
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What? Of course they do. How do you think the data gets entered into a database?
Often nowadays, it gets entered into the database immediately when the customer types it into a form on a web site.
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Old 04-18-2021, 05:26 PM
 
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Data Entry is kind of umbrella term. Almost every job sector has form of data entry and those positions typically involve other tasks. Hence like a former post mention clocked $60K at a data entry roll. You could argue Accounting jobs are "data entry" too but companies wont describe it as such. Nowadays most data entry rolls were renamed rebranded to sound "sexy" in order to fill in positions or pay people less. Some examples of Data Entry jobs in 2021:

Administrative Assistant
Receptionist
Front Desk
Customer Service Associate
Bookkeeper
File Clerk
Accounts Payable
Operations Finance
Operations Assistant
Warehouse Associate
Office Assistant
Real Estate Broker Assistant
Business Services
Clerical Assistant - Hospital
Lead Payroll

All the above jobs are "Data Entry" even though doesn't say data entry. Each job uses the same software the only different is the sector and type of information you are working with. The bold are all Data Entry rolls that share same responsibilities and use same software.

Contrary to what was said, Data Entry that involves security info like medical records is national and hardly outsourced. American Hospitals reluctant to send medical information overseas lawsuit in waiting. Information that requires analytics to some degree, and now we getting to the pay less part, stay on home base too. Not because the offshore contractors couldn't preform the job, but its easier logistics work better with a Home Team for things like client requests. When a client requires specific modifications, to lets say a software or presentation the home team does it. The offshore team will typically handle customer service, surveys, and manage LARGE data dump files that require manual input aka company too cheap to pay a tech guru to automate the process.

I think this is the best answer. Data entry still exists but the job is rarely called straight up "Data entry" anymore. More like clerical assistant, office clerk etc... One of my most recent temp jobs did involve a bit of data entry but we where called "Tax Validators". Yes the computer does read the tax documents but the software makes mistakes, doesn't catch everything and so that is where the "data entry/tax validator temps" came in.

I would argue that if you are in a scenario of: useless degree + not knowing anyone internally, then data entry is probably the closest you can get to "entry level" job that doesn't require 2-3 years of previous expereince.
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Old 04-18-2021, 07:46 PM
 
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Yes! I do data entry, but I also do phone reception. I doubt you will find a legitimate job doing just data entry, most likely it will be combined with something extra like answering the phone or other bookkeeping duties.
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