It seems simple to become a data entry operator because it does not require you to be technically strong or you have to have a very good mark sheet but even to become a good data entry operator you must have certain qualities. Good data entry operators need only have a high school certificate minimum. Good typing speed and skills are helpful and might be learned in a variety of contexts. Work experience in the similar field could give applicants an edge when applying for jobs.
Along with experience in the relevant field if you have knowledge of any database software, spreadsheets and word processing it will help you to get good job. Good spelling, grammar and punctuation skills are also necessary, as well as right reading comprehension is mandatory. Data entry operators must be familiar with basic office equipment like computers, scanners, copiers and calculators. All these skills are normally available at the high school level and in the school computer lab, so no extra training is generally required, but if you still want to have edge over other candidates then there are online tutorials from where you can take training of few days. Employment agencies, temporary agencies, public libraries and community colleges also offer courses in keyboarding skills and data entry.