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Career and Education Opportunities for Typists

In general, typists type letters, reports, or other material from rough draft, corrected copy, or voice recording. They also may perform other clerical duties as assigned.

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STATES WITH Typist OPPORTUNITIES

Highlighted states contain educational opportunities in Computer Operation

JOB DESCRIPTION: Typist

Typists print and make copies of their work. They also perform other clerical duties such as answering telephone, sorting and distributing mail, running errands or sending faxes. Equally important, typists have to type correspondence, reports, text and other written material from rough drafts, corrected copies, voice recordings, dictation or previous versions, using a computer or typewriter. They are often called upon to address envelopes or ready envelope labels, using typewriter or computer. They are expected to adjust settings for format and other style requirements. Finally, typists gather and arrange the material to be typed, following instructions.

Every day, typists are expected to be able to see details at a very fine level of focus. It is also important that they move their hands and fingers quickly.