Freight and Cargo Inspectors

What do they do?

Inspect the handling, storage, and stowing of freight and cargoes.

Also known as:

Cargo Surveyor, Inspector, Marine Cargo Surveyor, Marine Surveyor, Petroleum Inspector, Surveyor

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Transportation Inspectors in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Transportation Inspectors is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 7.2%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #19 in job growth rate
  • 70

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #14 in net job growth
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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.2%)
  • Master's degree (2.3%)
  • Bachelor's degree (15.7%)
  • Associate's degree (11.8%)
  • Some college, no degree (32.1%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (34.4%)
  • Less than high school diploma (3.5%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Record details of deliveries or shipments.
  • Inspect cargo to ensure it is properly loaded or secured.
  • Issue certificates or licenses.
  • Record operational or production data.
  • Calculate weights, volumes or other characteristics of materials.
  • Explain regulations, policies, or procedures.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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