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How to Become a

Warehouse Associate

Also Known as:
Material Handler, Receiving Associate, Loader, Receiver, Warehouse Worker, Line Tender, Merchandise Pickup/Receiving Associate, Shipping and Receiving Materials Handler, Laborer, Dock Worker

What is a

Warehouse Associate

A Warehouse Associate typically works "behind the scenes" as a labor worker in a warehouse. They work under company-specific policies and procedures to receive, unload, organize, deliver, and inventory supplies, materials, and products. The specific items they handle depend the company for which they work. They are required to keep detailed stock records, and may be required to do office-related tasks, like data entry. All warehouse associates are required to constantly handle and manage merchandise, so they must be detail-oriented and organized.
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Why Become

Warehouse Associate

U.S. Employment Demand Metrics
2018:
2,953,800
2028:
3,097,900
Percent Change:
5%
Projected Annual Job Openings:
434,700

Skills Needed

General Skills:
Speaking Active Listening Reading Comprehension Critical Thinking Monitoring
Technical Skills:
Data base user interface and query software Electronic mail software Enterprise resource planning ERP software Hot technology Internet browser software Project management software

What Will You Do as a

Warehouse Associate

Move materials, equipment, or supplies. Sort materials or objects for processing or transport. Load shipments, belongings, or materials. Mark materials or objects for identification. Record operational or production data. Review work orders or schedules to determine operations or procedures.
U.S. Employment Demand Metrics
2018:
2,953,800
professionals
2028:
3,097,900
professionals
Percent Change:
5%
Projected Annual Job Openings:
434,700

How Much Can You Earn?

Average Yearly Salary
$33,910
Salary graph visually displaying average yearly salary.
$23,480
$33,910
$42,080

What Education Do You need?

People starting in this career usually have
Less than High School Diploma
18
%
High School Diploma or Equivalent
47
%
Some College, but No Degree
22
%
Associate's Degree
6
%
Bachelor's Degree
6
%
Masters Degree
1
%
Doctorate or Professional Degree
0
%

Common Past Positions

Server Material Handler General Laborer

Common Next Positions

Machine Operator Forklift Operator Warehouse Supervisor Poduction Worker CNC Machine Operator Quality Inspector
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