We surveyed 5,586 shipping/receiving clerks to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical shipping/receiving clerk. Here are the results.

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

Low

High

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

Can I learn to become a shipping/receiving clerk?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a shipping/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/receiving clerk?

Easy

Hard

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

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

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

Is being a shipping/receiving clerk stressful?

Low

High

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

Is being organized important as a shipping/receiving clerk?

Low

High

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

How competitive is the workplace for shipping/receiving clerks?

Low

High

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

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

Low

High

Shipping/Receiving clerks will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.

Are shipping/receiving clerks allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Shipping/Receiving clerks rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

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

Low

High

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

Is being a shipping/receiving clerk physically demanding?

Low

High

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

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

Low

High

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

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

Low

High

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

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

Low

High

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