We surveyed 5,591 stock clerks to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical stock clerk. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a stock clerk?

Low

High

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

Can I learn to become a stock clerk?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a stock clerk typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a stock clerk?

Easy

Hard

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

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Do stock clerks work full-time or part-time?

44% of stock clerks work in full-time roles while 56% work part-time.

Is being a stock clerk stressful?

Low

High

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

Is being organized important as a stock clerk?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a stock clerk.

How competitive is the workplace for stock clerks?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for stock clerks.

Does being a stock clerk require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for stock clerks.

Are stock clerks allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Stock clerks rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do stock clerks have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

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

Is being a stock clerk physically demanding?

Low

High

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

Are stock clerks exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

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

Does being a stock clerk require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a stock clerk.

Does being a good stock clerk require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

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