What do they do?

Verify and maintain records on incoming and outgoing shipments involving inventory. Duties include verifying and recording incoming merchandise or material and arranging for the transportation of products. May prepare items for shipment.

Also known as:

Materials Control Associate, Order Fulfillment Specialist, Receiver, Receiving Associate, Receiving Clerk, Receiving Coordinator, Shipper, Shipping Clerk, Shipping Coordinator, Traffic Assistant, Traffic Coordinator

Typical Wages

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks is projected to show little or no change from 2020 to 2030.

Projected Employment in VA

No Data Available
  • 1.2%

    Change

    Ranks #28 in job growth rate
    1,520

    Job Openings

    Ranks #21 in net job growth

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Education Level

Percent of workers in this field with these degrees:

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree  (<1%)
  • Master's degree  (1%)
  • Bachelor's degree  (10%)
  • Associate's degree  (8%)
  • Some college, no degree  (26%)
  • High school diploma equivalent  (43%)
  • Less than high school diploma  (11%)

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Administrative - Knowledge of administrative and office procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and workplace terminology.

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Inspect shipments to ensure correct order fulfillment.
  • Store items.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
  • Prepare documentation for contracts, transactions, or regulatory compliance.
  • Package objects for shipping.
  • Record shipping information.
  • Respond to customer problems or complaints.
  • Deliver items.
  • Coordinate shipping activities with external parties.
  • Analyze shipping information to make routing decisions.
  • Calculate shipping costs.

This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 28.1 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

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

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