This reminds me of how much I hated being made to type properly in high school. I had something inbetween hunting and pecking and proper form. Have to say in the long run I'm glad the class broke me of my bad habits.
45 words should be achievable with practice! And sone jobs will put it as a requirement, but they won't all require a test, so just apply to everything regardless.
And if you get an interview and you think you look good for the job except for your typing, you can always tell them you're actively practicing and getting better. They're likely to forgive it if they feel like your otherwise qualified and the typing isn't/won't be a problem.