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If you can type fast, have good writing skills and like to work on computers, you may consider a career in word processing. Read on to find out what sort of education it takes to become a word processor and learn about career prospects for those with training in this field.

Inside Word Processing

People with training in the field of word processing may find employment as secretaries, administrative assistants, typists, clerks, transcriptionists or data processors. Typists and clerks perform data entry, type documents and proofread materials for a variety of business and government employers, including corporate and business offices, courts and legal and medical offices. Secretaries and administrative assistants compose and edit correspondence, and write original text in addition to the duties of typists and clerks.

Those in word processing positions are often expected to engage in other kinds of office tasks, such as copying, faxing and mailing documents. Word processors in medical, legal and court positions may be required to transcribe audio or live proceedings into written documents.

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