Are you a fast and accurate typist? If so, there are jobs that can use your skills. Here are a few typing job-types plus information on what’s required and how to get hired.
What Kind of Typing Jobs are There?
There are a number of job types that seek typists. Here are a few:
- Data Entry
- Court Reporting (Scopist)
- Virtual Support
Skills Required for Typing Jobs
Not all typing jobs require experience, but most require that you type fast and accurately. Some have a set minimum typing speed, and many will ask you take a typing test. If you’re not sure how fast and accurate you are, you can take a free typing test online. You can Google “free typing test” or try a site like TypingTest.com.
Pay for Typing Jobs
Many factors go into how much typists get paid. In general, the pay is usually around $10 to $15 per hour, however, that goes up with experience and quality. It is possible to earn as much as $75 per hour if you’re really fast (i.e. 180 to 220 wpm). Further, some types of typing jobs require additional skills, such as medical transcription or translation, that often leads to higher pay.
Equipment Needed for Typing Jobs
Needed equipment may vary slightly depending on the job and the company. Some of the common tools required include:
- Computer with high speed Internet
- Real-time Captioning soft-ware
- Audio Playback
- Digital Foot Pedal
- Word processing software
Where to Find Typing Jobs
Below find a list of companies that hire people to type at home.
Data Entry Jobs
Other jobs that require typing skills.
The jobs listed above are more about administrative or business support. However, there are other jobs that need fast and accurate typing including:
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