Data Processing Technician


“Data is the new science. Big Data holds the answers.”

Pat Gelsinger
Data Processing Technician

In A Nutshell

I work with computers and equipment to collect and organize large amounts of data. 

I write reports on the information I collect to help agribusinesses make educated business decisions. 

I am responsible for performing quality control checks and identifying potential job problems. 


Potential Salary Range

$34,000 - 82,000 Annually

Which provinces would this job be in?

Alberta AB
British Columbia BC
British Columbia
Manitoba MB
New Brunswick NB
New Brunswick
Newfoundland & Labrador NL
Newfoundland & Labrador
Nova Scotia NS
Nova Scotia
Nunavut NU
Northwest Territories NWT
Northwest Territories
Ontario ON
Prince Edward Island PEI
Prince Edward Island
Quebec QC
Saskwatchewan SK
Yukon Territories YT
Yukon Territories

I work in an indoor office environment, where I work with computer systems to collect and analyze data. I also rotate to external locations to perform and monitor tests in the lab or field.  



Job Requirements & Duties

  • Input, organize, and file data that can be used to support agricultural enhancements
  • Document all work performed and recommended as requested by the client
  • Keep all equipment and work areas clean and free of debris
  • Perform quality control checks and supervise the operation of processing systems to ensure that job orders are completed according to schedule
  • Act as a liaison between internal groups, other departments, or clients to answer questions or concerns
  • Run tests and interpret the results to make the effective recommendations to fix faulty or broken equipment

Education & Training

  • Most jobs require a high school diploma for this position and will provide on-the-job training.
  • An associate's or bachelor's degree in science, electrical engineering, computer science, or electronics or equivalent experience may be required for more technical positions.

Job Outlook

    It is expected that the outlook for this job is good. There are anticipated openings in this role with growth opportunities. 

Related School Subjects

69 Math
Career Education
Ed. Prof. et Tech.

What words come to mind when thinking about this career?

Data Computer Information Technology Reporting

Important Skills

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Being a Data Processing Technician requires repetitive duties. Having high attention to detail when importing and organizing data is important to ensure proper reporting. 


While some work may involve working with customers and a team, Data Processing Technicians should be comfortable working independently in their office to sort through the data within the project timelines. 

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Computer & Technological

Most of my job requires working on a computer and using collection software. Being comfortable and efficient with technology is helpful.


Data Processing Technicians may work on multiple projects at once. Being comfortable working on multiple projects or tasks will be important in avoiding errors with data collection or reporting.  


The Best Things About This Job Are…

Independent Work
Routine Work
Problem Solving
Opportunities for Advancement & Promotion
Regular Hours