Courier Job Outlook
There are currently an estimated 92,900 Couriers in the United States. The Courier job market is expected to grow by 5.2% between 2014 and 2024.
Courier Employability Rating
D Sokanu rates Couriers with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 16,500 Couriers. That number is based on 4,800 additional Couriers, and the retirement of 11,700 existing Couriers.
Demand for Couriers
Demand for couriers is declining slightly, reflecting the widespread use of electronic information handling technologies. E-mail, instant messaging and collaboration systems, and the ability to scan and store documents digitally reduce the need to have couriers deliver documents. The growing acceptance of online signatures, even on financial and legal forms, may further reduce the need for traditional couriers. *On the other hand, parcels; medical and dental specimens and samples; passports, securities, blueprints, and other business documents must be delivered in person, often for verification and/or legal purposes. Invariably, some applicants to this occupation seek short-term or part-time employment. This will likely sustain some openings in the field; however, not enough to counter the losses incurred by electronic couriering.
Supply of Couriers
Courier Job Market by State
|State name||Employed Couriers|
|District of Columbia||500|