If you’re stuck in a career rut, and find that you want more out of life, then you should make a change. People spend most of their lives at work, more hours a week than they do with family and friends, so you should be spending it doing something you like, and that gives you the freedoms that you want.
Data entry is a career that can give you all of this, plus more.
Yes, data entry is a career, not a job. People sometimes think of entry work as a short term job to earn you a little bit of pocket money, and yes, if that’s all you want out of it then that’s all you’ll get. But data entry can be so much more if you want it to be.
To begin a data entry career, you don’t need to go through four years of tertiary education, you can start with a good typing speed and knowledge of entry systems or software programs. Some technicians have not completed secondary education before they started their career, and these people have gone quite far.
Date entry is a specialised skill, but one that you can learn by experience. Many employers advertise on the job training because they have a certain way of doing things that can only be learnt through doing. The more data you enter, the faster you will be.
Through on the job training initiatives, you can learn more about the company and the way they do things, and you can move up through the ranks very quickly. Most entry jobs that are advertised are freelance or part time, but these are mostly training grounds, a test to see if you can do the work to their liking. If you pass, you may be granted a contract for a part time or even full time work.
If having the one role of entry technician doesn’t suit your career goals, you can merge it with other office duties. Some companies require office managers, receptionists, or personal assistants who are skilled at entry work. If you wish to broaden your skills, look at further education courses in information technology, accounting, or business degrees. Many companies nowadays prefer to give multiple tasks to one employee rather than hiring multiple employees to do one task each. An accountant who can do their own data entry is more valuable to a company than an accountant who cannot.
Data entry can be a great career itself, or it can be a great stepping stone to another career of your choosing; it’s all up to you.