A Data Entry Clerk, or Data Entry Specialist, is responsible for inputting data and making changes to existing data figures in digital databases. Their duties include inputting data from paper documents into digital spreadsheets, updating order statuses for customers and double-checking their work to make sure they inputted data correctly.
Previous experience requirements will depend on the organization and its needs. Some hiring managers may prefer to hire an entry-level Data Entry Clerk and then train them on the individual needs of the business. Other hiring managers, however, might prefer to hire a Data Entry Clerk who is experienced using Microsoft Excel or other database programs. Additionally, when hiring a Data Entry Clerk, an organization may require specific experience or skills, like the ability to create and organize new databases.