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Indexers put together searchable lists or terms for all kinds of media, so users can easily find the information they need. The indexer selects significant words or phrases from the text and puts them in alphabetical order.

Indexers work with all types of media including books, magazines, reports, technical manuals, leaflets, films, DVDs and websites.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

The Society of Indexers (SI) recommends rates from £25.00 an hour or approximately £2.75 per page or £7.50 per thousand words. (Rates from January 2018).

If you are an experienced indexer working on specialised texts you can usually charge well above these minimum rates.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
12044
2.3 %
RISE
2023
12318
  United Kingdom
2018
136103
2.4 %
RISE
2023
139307

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Society of Indexers
Tel: 0114 244 9561
E-mail: admin@indexers.org.uk
Website: http://www.indexers.org.uk/
Twitter: @indexers
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SocietyofIndexers/

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