How do people use computers at work?

Computers are all around us. They can help us do things quickly, save information and keep in touch.

People in shops, factories, hospitals and schools use computers in lots of different ways to do different types of jobs.

Watch this video to find out some of the ways that computers are used.

How do people use computers in different places?


The librarian uses a computer to know where the books are. When you take out a library book a computer scans the book and your library card.


Hospital staff use computers to store information. They can see when the patient has been ill before. They also know which medicines the patient is taking.


Shops use computers at their checkouts. The tills use computers to scan the things you want to buy. They add it all up and work out how much change to give.