We surveyed 6,610 shipping and receiving clerks to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical shipping and receiving clerk. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a shipping and receiving clerk?

Low

High

Working as a shipping and receiving clerk typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a shipping and receiving clerk?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a shipping and receiving clerk 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 shipping and receiving clerk?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as a shipping and receiving clerk. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for shipping and receiving clerks.

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Do shipping and receiving clerks work full-time or part-time?

77% of shipping and receiving clerks work in full-time roles while 23% work part-time.

Is being a shipping and receiving clerk stressful?

Low

High

Shipping and receiving clerks tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a shipping and receiving clerk?

Low

High

Some level of organization is generally required to be a shipping and receiving clerk.

How competitive is the workplace for shipping and receiving clerks?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for shipping and receiving clerks.

Does being a shipping and receiving clerk require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Shipping and receiving clerks will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.

Are shipping and receiving clerks allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Shipping and receiving clerks rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do shipping and receiving clerks have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Shipping and receiving clerks tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being a shipping and receiving clerk physically demanding?

Low

High

Being a shipping and receiving clerk requires significant physical work, and is not a career for those unable to perform continuous and/or strenuous physical activity.

Are shipping and receiving clerks exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

Shipping and receiving clerks tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.

Does being a shipping and receiving clerk require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a shipping and receiving clerk.

Does being a good shipping and receiving clerk require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a shipping and receiving clerk.