Besides enhancing your career prospects, touch typing has the potential to improve your earning potential, as well. Many employers are willing to pay higher salaries to individuals who can prove they are invaluable and possess a desirable skill set that includes touch typing. It doesn’t get much better than that! Here are four reasons you can quickly see an increase in the amount of money you have available after you’ve learned to touch type:
Touch typing saves time. Whether you work for yourself or others, in the end it all comes down to productivity. The more you can produce, the more you’ll get paid. When you can speed up your power of production by learning how to touch type, you’ll also speed up your earning potential.
Touch typing reduces your risk of developing RSI, or repetitive strain injury. Carpal tunnel syndrome and other stress-related injuries may need to be corrected by painful surgeries and expensive medication or injections. In addition, you’ll probably have to take time off work to get these problems fixed. If you can lower the risk of incurring these injuries in the first place, you won’t have to worry about spending more money on medical expenses, or losing more money by missing work days.
Touch typing can open the door to exciting careers in the secretarial, administrative, transcription, research, and writing fields. Take a look at some of the salary lists for transcriptionists and secretaries and you’ll see that it’s possible to earn a good living at these jobs. The standard typing speed required to start in these fields is around 45-60wpm (with good accuracy) but if you can increase your typing speed to over 80wpm you’ll automatically move to the top of the list.
Touch typing can improve performance in any job, regardless of whether the job is related to typing or not. Even business owners can benefit from the ability to touch type, whether or not they employ secretaries to do most of the correspondence. But whether you’re a business owner or an employee, touch typing can improve both your career prospects and your earning potential.