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Optical character reader OCR or scanning software Save Table: XLSX CSV

Software for converting an image of text, such as a scanned paper document or electronic fax file, into electronic text. The text in an image is not editable; the letters are made of tiny dots (pixels) that together form a picture of text. During optical character recognition (OCR), the software analyzes an image and converts the pictures of the characters to editable text based on the patterns of the pixels in the image. OCR also enables screen readers and refreshable Braille displays to read the text contained in some images.
Examples include:
  • Image scanning software
  • Optical character recognition OCR software
  • Scanning software
  • Nuance OmniPage Professional

Examples of occupations where workers may use optical character reader ocr or scanning software:

65 occupations shown
Job ZoneCodeOccupation
525-1041.00Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
525-1061.00Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary
317-3011.00Architectural and Civil Drafters
525-1031.00Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary
525-1062.00Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
525-1121.00Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary Bright Outlook Bright Outlook  
525-1051.00Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
243-3011.00Bill and Account Collectors
243-3021.00Billing and Posting Clerks
525-1042.00Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary Bright Outlook
525-1011.00Business Teachers, Postsecondary
425-2023.00Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School
325-1194.00Career/Technical Education Teachers, Postsecondary
425-2032.00Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
525-1052.00Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary
525-1122.00Communications Teachers, Postsecondary
313-1041.00Compliance Officers
525-1111.00Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary Bright Outlook
313-1041.08Customs Brokers
343-9031.00Desktop Publishers
415-1299.03Document Management Specialists
247-2081.00Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers
525-1063.00Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
525-1081.00Education Teachers, Postsecondary
525-1032.00Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary Bright Outlook
525-1123.00English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
525-1053.00Environmental Science Teachers, Postsecondary
525-1192.00Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
243-4071.00File Clerks
525-1124.00Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
525-1043.00Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary
525-1064.00Geography Teachers, Postsecondary
427-1024.00Graphic Designers
329-9021.00Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars Bright Outlook
525-1071.00Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary Bright Outlook
525-1125.00History Teachers, Postsecondary
343-4161.00Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
251-9061.00Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
525-1112.00Law Teachers, Postsecondary Bright Outlook
525-1082.00Library Science Teachers, Postsecondary
525-1022.00Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary
317-3013.00Mechanical Drafters
329-2072.00Medical Records Specialists
525-1072.00Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary Bright Outlook
529-1122.00Occupational Therapists Bright Outlook
331-2011.00Occupational Therapy Assistants Bright Outlook
323-2011.00Paralegals and Legal Assistants Bright Outlook
231-1122.00Personal Care Aides Bright Outlook
525-1126.00Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary Bright Outlook
525-1054.00Physics Teachers, Postsecondary
525-1065.00Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
243-5053.00Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
351-5111.00Prepress Technicians and Workers
525-1066.00Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary Bright Outlook
525-1193.00Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
519-3034.00School Psychologists Bright Outlook
251-6051.00Sewers, Hand
243-5071.00Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks
525-1113.00Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary
525-1067.00Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary
519-3022.00Survey Researchers
313-2081.00Tax Examiners and Collectors, and Revenue Agents
525-9044.00Teaching Assistants, Postsecondary
239-3031.00Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers Bright Outlook