Is this skill important for me as an individual?
Yes. You can’t deny that technology grows more important each day. Most jobs in business, academia, healthcare, and media require a high level of skill with computers and typing. Many jobs even require a specific typing speed (which is usually higher than what hunt and peck produces).
If you are interested in finding a new career or advancing in your current job, it is definitely worthwhile to improve your typing ability.
Community Moderator at Typesy
Typing is a skill that can help in many areas of your life. Learning to type faster and with more accuracy makes you more efficient. You may qualify for jobs that you do not currently or just become faster at communicating online. Faster typing means more time for you to do what you love!
Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)