What you need to know about data capturing jobs

Are you looking for data capturing jobs? Data capturing positions offer you a stable job with regular work hours. With the rising importance of information, there is a demand for data capturers across a range of industries. These positions involve entering data into a company’s computer systems and maintaining the accuracy of the data is essential for this role. Read our blog post to discover everything you need to know about becoming a data capturer.

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What are the duties of a data capturer?

A data capturer is responsible for entering and storing data according to their employer’s requirements. These employees are also tasked with storing and retrieving data. The data may be entered in a coded form. Employees check the accuracy of the information they are entering by cross-verifying it. This is an important aspect of their duties as it affects the validity of the reports that are created from the data. If any errors are found, corrections need to be made. A data capturer can help to suggest a data management system that best matches their employer’s requirements.

Not only do they know how to enter data quickly, they also know how to retrieve information efficiently. Confidentiality is key when handling a company’s data. Data is a valuable asset so it’s important that employees don’t share this information with anyone else. Data capturers are responsible for efficient workflow management. They communicate with their team members as well as with managers within their company. Data may be received in the form of invoices and forms and information may also be extracted from reports and a range of other documents. Employees in this position need to know how to import and export data from one database to another.

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Different industries you can work in

Data capturing jobs are available across a broad range of industries. You can find relevant positions in governmental departments as well as in market research organisations. Educational and medical institutes also offer vacancies in this field. Data capturers can find jobs through temp agencies or they can complete freelance work. While there is a diverse range of industries to choose from, it’s necessary to have knowledge of the industry you’re seeking employment in. This knowledge allows you to detect any errors in the data and to correct them. A data capturer typically works in an office environment as part of a team and they use modern equipment to complete their duties. While they may handle interesting data, this position usually has a repetitive nature. Data capturers most often work regular business hours but they may have to put in overtime in order to meet deadlines.

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Educational requirements

Proficiency in the subjects of Math and English are required for this role. Entry level data capturing jobs usually only require a high school diploma. However, some companies require applicants to have a bachelor’s degree. Relevant work experience will increase your chances of being hired.

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What skills would you need?

A data capturer must have software skills. They need to know how to use word processors, spreadsheets, and database software. Communication capabilities are extremely important for this role. Both verbal and written communication capabilities are necessary to perform the tasks associated with this position. In order to complete their duties efficiently, data capturers need to have superior typing skills. They must be able to type quickly and accurately. High levels of concentration are required to sit and enter data over extended periods. Good hand-eye coordination and organisational capabilities are essential for this role.

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Now that you know more about this position, you can find data capturing jobs on Job Mail. Working as a data capturer offers you a stable employment opportunity in a pleasant work environment.

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23 Responses

  1. Nonsikelelo says:

    I would like to request game to grant me a job. I am a hard worker who can work under pressure.

  2. William says:

    I have done plenty data capturing for mainly research Company.
    Sometimes you create your own data capture form then capture.
    It varied from also cold calling and entering information.
    Export data etc even double checked field workers research.
    It is not the most stimulant as repetitive.
    So now to get to my age 64 but when it comes to data capturing age is only a number .
    Do not need a go getter as in Science etc.

  3. Susan Mazibuko says:

    Which courses can I take to be a data capturer and which colleges offer at a reasonable price on a part time basis

    • Jani Grey says:

      Hi Susan,

      Educational requirements
      Proficiency in the subjects of Math and English are required for this role. Entry level data capturing jobs usually only require a high school diploma. However, some companies require applicants to have a bachelor’s degree. Relevant work experience will increase your chances of being hired.

      You can look at making use of the Data Capturer course at Boston City Campus. Click here to do so.

      Kind regards,
      The Job Mail Team

  4. Desmond jabulani zwelibanzi makhubu says:

    Hi I will also want to be part of the data capturing team but the problem is I dont have necessary skill and experience, but I’m a fast learner if they will be training session.

  5. Zanele Princess Ngcobo says:

    i love computer works and i am very fast and determined person

  6. Zanele Princess Ngcobo says:

    i am a hard worker and i learn very fast

  7. constance magogodi says:

    Where can i study this course because iam intersted on it

    • Jani Grey says:

      Hi Constance,

      Here are the educational requirements:
      Proficiency in the subjects of Math and English are required for this role. Entry level data capturing jobs usually only require a high school diploma. However, some companies require applicants to have a bachelor’s degree. Relevant work experience will increase your chances of being hired.

      Kind regards,
      The Job Mail Team

  8. Jafer Zuber Mohammed says:

    I have ccurately and aa Bsc degree in Computer Science from an Ethiopian University called Jiima University and i’m studying Advanced Java at a College called Ritch field College here in South Africa.

    i can say i can type faster and i have every qualification to be a data capturer.

    i would like to get this job inorder to pave the way for advancing my study.

  9. Gugu says:

    I also want a job as a Data Capture. I have Matric certificate, call centre and Baccalaureate Educationis Certificate

  10. Sithembiso Percy Masiteng says:

    Yes , I am interested, and I do have Data Capyuring experience and also do have an appropriates education on this field, I do hold an Advance Computer Certificate.

  11. Sithembiso Percy Masiteng says:

    I want this position which is offered DataCapturer

  12. Bongani Mabuso says:

    I have been applying and applying for years and still no response even to jobs that i am over qualified for but never got a call to even come to an interview. Sometimes i wonder if the posts advetised are real or someone is profiting from us as we busy applying. The only calls i got is from Nigerians around joburg demanding money from me so that they can still look for a job for me and i have no idea where they get my contacts.

    • Jani Grey says:

      Hi Bongani,

      Please note we do everything to ensure the jobs listed on Job Mail are legit. If you feel an advertised position is not legit and should not be on our website or our print publication, please send a very detailed message to scam@junkmail.co.za.

      We can only investigate such reports if we have sufficient information at our disposal.

      If you have not registered your CV on Job Mail, follow this link: http://bit.ly/2Lk3C0b.

      Once you’ve registered, look for jobs that suit your skill set at http://bit.ly/2mFMBPB and apply for them!

      Alternatively, set up a job alert to receive the latest jobs in your field via email at http://bit.ly/2LxITpe.

      You can also join the two following Facebook groups where employers and recruiters post vacancies on a daily basis:

      Jobs on Job Mail > https://goo.gl/CibWBR
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      Kind regards,
      The Job Mail Team

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