Transcribing-Machine Operator

Operate typewriters or word processor/computer.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $46,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Transcribing-Machine Operators do?

Operates typewriter or word processor/computer to transcribe letters, reports, or other recorded data heard through earphones of transcribing machine: Inserts cassette tape into cassette player or positions tape on machine spindle and threads tape through machine. Positions earphones on ears and presses buttons on transcribing machine to listen to recorded data. Turns dials to control volume, tone, and speed of voice reproduction. Depresses pedal to pause tape. Types message heard through earphones. Reads chart prepared by dictator to determine length of message and corrections to be made. May type unrecorded information, such as name, address, and date. May keep file of records. May receive and route callers [RECEPTIONIST 237.367-038]. May be designated by subject matter transcribed as Legal Transcriber; Medical Transcriber.

Should I be a Transcribing-Machine Operator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Dictating-Machine Typist, Transcribing Machine Operator

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