Calculating-Machine Operator

Compute and record statistical, accounting and other numerical data.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $46,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Calculating-Machine Operators do?

Computes and records statistical, accounting and other numerical data, utilizing knowledge of mathematics and using machine that automatically performs mathematical processes, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and extraction of roots: Calculates statistical, accounting, and other numerical data, using calculating machine, and posts totals to records, such as inventories and summary sheets. May verify computations made by other workers. May be designated according to subject matter as Formula Figurer; Premium-Note Interest-Calculator Clerk. May compute and record inventory data from audio transcription, using transcribing machine and calculator, and be designated Inventory Transcriber. May be designated according to type of computations made as Weight Calculator.

Should I be a Calculating-Machine Operator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Calculator Operator, Electric Accounting Machine Operator, Inventory Transcriber, National Cash Register Operator

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