Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks

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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:

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

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks is projected to grow 2 percent from 2018 to 2028, more slowly than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 2%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #26 in job growth rate
  • 1,540

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #14 in net job growth
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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.3%)
  • Master's degree (1.7%)
  • Bachelor's degree (8.8%)
  • Associate's degree (8%)
  • Some college, no degree (26%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (43.1%)
  • Less than high school diploma (12.1%)

Percent of workers in this field

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People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
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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).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Inspect shipments to ensure correct order fulfillment.
  • Store items.
  • Prepare documentation for contracts, transactions, or regulatory compliance.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
  • Package objects for shipping.
  • Record shipping information.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 25.1 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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