We surveyed 770 cargo and freight agents to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical cargo and freight agent. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a cargo and freight agent?

Low

High

Working as a cargo and freight agent typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a cargo and freight agent?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a cargo and freight agent typically depends predominantly on qualities you’re born with, with a small aspect of skills you can learn.

Is it easy to get a job as a cargo and freight agent?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as a cargo and freight agent. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for cargo and freight agents.

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Do cargo and freight agents work full-time or part-time?

86% of cargo and freight agents work in full-time roles while 14% work part-time.

Is being a cargo and freight agent stressful?

Low

High

Stress is not uncommon amongst cargo and freight agents, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.

Is being organized important as a cargo and freight agent?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a cargo and freight agent.

How competitive is the workplace for cargo and freight agents?

Low

High

Cargo and freight agents see mild competition in their workplace.

Does being a cargo and freight agent require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Cargo and freight agents will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.

Are cargo and freight agents allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Cargo and freight agents rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do cargo and freight agents have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Cargo and freight agents tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being a cargo and freight agent physically demanding?

Low

High

Work as a cargo and freight agents is not the most physically demanding of careers, falling in the bottom half of all careers.

Are cargo and freight agents exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

Cargo and freight agents tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.

Does being a cargo and freight agent require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a cargo and freight agent.

Does being a good cargo and freight agent require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a cargo and freight agent.