Word Processors and Typists


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-36.4% (decline)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent


What Word Processors and Typists Do

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.

Other Job Titles Word Processors and Typists May Have

Clerk Specialist, Clerk Typist, Keyboard Specialist, Office Technician, Principal Clerk Typist, Stenographer, Typist, Word Processor

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Quality Assurance ,

Teleperformance Rapidtext

I work at home and my days begin at about 6am. I get up, take a shower, do my makeup, and get dressed for my day. I get recordings sent to me and it’s my job to enter the file information into the database, route the audios to the transcriptionists, who have a set turnaround time to transcribe the files and send the files back for me to proofread, or in my business we call it QA for Quality Assurance, and send the files back to the clients.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Perform other clerical duties such as answering telephone, sorting and distributing mail, running errands or sending faxes.
  • Check completed work for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and format.
  • File and store completed documents on computer hard drive or disk, or maintain a computer filing system to store, retrieve, update and delete documents.
  • Print and make copies of work.
  • Transmit work electronically to other locations.

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