Postal Service Mail Carriers

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What do they do?

Sort mail for delivery. Deliver mail on established route by vehicle or on foot.

Also known as:

City Carrier, City Carrier Assistant (CCA), City Letter Carrier, City Mail Carrier, Letter Carrier, Mail Carrier, Mail Carrier Technician, Rural Carrier, Rural Carrier Associate (RCA), Rural Mail Carrier, Rural Route Carrier, USPS Letter Carrier (United States Postal Service Letter Carrier), USPS Mail Carrier (United States Postal Service Mail Carrier)

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Postal Service Mail Carriers is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • -1.2%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #27 in job growth rate
  • 560

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #12 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.6%)
  • Master's degree (1.4%)
  • Bachelor's degree (12.7%)
  • Associate's degree (12.6%)
  • Some college, no degree (35.6%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (34.5%)
  • Less than high school diploma (2.5%)

Percent of workers in this field

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People in this career often know a lot about:

  • 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.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Enter information into databases or software programs.
  • Obtain written authorization to perform activities.
  • Collect deposits, payments or fees.
  • Route mail to correct destinations.
  • Sort mail.
  • Deliver items.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 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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