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?

Library

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.

Illustration of books for Learning, Schools, KS1 computing

Hospital

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.

Illustration of stethoscope for Learning, Schools, KS1 computing

Shops

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.

Illustration of a shop for Learning, Schools, KS1 computing
Cartoon characters all using tablet computers