MBTI® Test ISFJ Data Entry Keyers

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Conventional, Realistic, Enterprising (CRE)

According to Hammer (1996), Introverted-Sensing-Feeling-Judging (ISFJ) Myers-Briggs Test Personality Types fit appropriately and gain fulfillment in office and administrative jobs that require a careful attention to detail. Such careers provide MBTI test ISFJ’s the opportunity to design and implement effective procedures, interact with other people in the workplace, and have a tangible achievement at the end of each day.

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Data entry keyers enter and verify important data in a variety of fields and companies. This process involves a variety of steps. First, the data is gathered and compiled from source documents, which depending on the industry may include canceled checks, bills, sales reports, and more. Then, they sort and verify the data before they enter it into various databases. Finally, they compare the entered data with the data on the actual source documents in order to find and correct errors in entry. This process also involves keeping and updating detailed logs of the work done and the documents worked with. This way, if an error is made or if a document or entry is lost, steps can be retraced for its recovery. In order to properly manage the office, data entry keyers may also need to report errors or procedural problems to their supervisors, or in special cases, use cryptographic procedures to decode indecipherable data.

Excelling as a data entry keyer requires skillful use of a range of tools and technologies, including inkjet printers, keyboards, computers, and scanners for documenting necessary data, as well as multiline telephones for internal and external communications. This career also requires a mastery of e-mail software, such as Microsoft Outlook, database software (e.g., IBM Informix, Microsoft Access), spreadsheet software (e.g., Microsoft Excel), and even medical software (e.g., electronic medical record ERM software). The type of software and technologies used will depend on the industry in which the data entry keyer is working.

Because data entry keyers work closely with a variety of people, including their company’s administration and management teams and customer services division, they need to have strong English language skills and knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures. Developing skills relating to computers and electronics, both hardware and software, can also help add to their skill set.

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In addition, strong time management as well as the ability to complete lengthy tasks under pressure is absolutely essential to success as a data entry keyer. Also, because it is often necessary to closely compare and correct detailed and highly similar data sets, a rapid perceptual speed and finger dexterity is beneficial to improving the speed and accuracy of functioning. ISFJ’s organizational tendencies, attention to detail, and efficient working style make them good candidates as data entry keyers.

Below are some employment trends for Data Entry Keyers:

  • Median wage: $16.10 hourly, $33,490 annually
  • Employment: 187,300 employees
  • Projected growth (2018-2028): Decline (-2% or lower)
  • Projected job openings (2018-2028): 14,800

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ISFJ Careers

Click on one of these corresponding popular ISFJ Careers for detailed information including Career Stats, Income Stats, Daily Tasks and Required Education: Court Clerk, Data Entry Keyers, Dietitians & Nutritionists, File Clerk, Insurance Claims Clerk, Insurance Policy Processing Clerks, License Practical & Vocational Nurse, Medical Records Technician,Payroll Clerk, and Work Processor & Typist.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections Onetonline.org

MBTI® Type Tables for Occupations, 2nd Edition. Schaubhut, N. & Thompson, R. (CPP, 2008)

Introduction To Type and Careers. Hammer, A. (CPP, 1996).