Career Attributes

  • $22,531
  • 2,008,600
  • 2.2
  • 5.0%
  • Business Management And Administration
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Overview

Stock clerks and order fillers generally are not required to have a high school diploma. Candidates who have taken some business classes may be given preference over those who have not.

Stock clerks usually learn their work on the job. Training for stock clerks and material inspectors may last less than a month. For shipping and production clerks, training can take up to six months. The more complex the automatic equipment and sensors are that are used in warehouses, the longer on-the-job training can take.

Clerks first learn to count stock and mark inventory and then move onto more difficult tasks, such as record-keeping. Production clerks need to learn how their company operates before they can write production and work schedules. With additional training or education, clerks can advance to other similar positions within their firm, such as purchasing agent.

What are Stock Clerks like?

Investigative

Based on our pool of users, Stock Clerks tend to be predominately investigative people. Take our career test to see what career interest category best describes you.

Stock Clerks by Strongest Interest Archetype

Based on sample of 1750 Sokanu users

Are Stock Clerks happy?

1%Happy

Stock Clerks rank among the least happy careers. Overall they rank in the 1st percentile of careers for satisfaction scores.

Stock Clerk Career Satisfaction by Dimension

Percentile among all careers

Education History of Stock Clerks

The most common degree held by Stock Clerks is Business Management And Administration. 10% of Stock Clerks had a degree in Business Management And Administration before becoming Stock Clerks. That is over 1 times the average across all careers. English Literature graduates are the second most common among Stock Clerks, representing 7% of Stock Clerks in the Sokanu user base, which is 1.4 times the average.

Stock Clerk Education History

This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming a Stock Clerk, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.

Degree % of Stock Clerks % of population Multiple
Business Management And Administration 9.8% 6.5% 1.5×
English Literature 6.8% 4.9% 1.4×
Psychology 6.1% 6.9% 0.9×
Biology 4.9% 3.6% 1.4×
Computer Science 4.3% 2.8% 1.5×
Liberal Arts 4.3% 1.9% 2.2×
Accounting 3.7% 1.7% 2.1×
Fine Arts 3.3% 2.0% 1.7×
Graphic Design 3.3% 1.3% 2.5×
Business 3.1% 2.4% 1.3×
Communications 3.1% 3.4% 0.9×
Teacher Education 2.9% 0.7% 3.9×
Economics 2.7% 3.9% 0.7×
Philosophy And Religious Studies 2.5% 1.6% 1.6×
Political Science 2.5% 2.9% 0.9×
Automotive Repair 2.5% 0.2% 12.3×
Music 2.3% 0.8% 2.9×
Foreign Language Studies 2.3% 1.3% 1.8×
History 2.3% 2.2% 1.1×
Drama 2.1% 1.1% 2.0×
Marketing And Marketing Research 2.1% 2.2% 1.0×
Finance 2.0% 2.0% 1.0×
Anthropology And Archeology 2.0% 1.2% 1.6×
Criminal Justice 2.0% 1.4% 1.4×
Environmental Science 1.8% 1.1% 1.6×
Journalism 1.8% 1.2% 1.5×
Music Production 1.8% 0.2% 9.5×
Mathematics 1.6% 1.8% 0.8×
Physics 1.6% 1.0% 1.6×
Social Sciences 1.6% 0.5% 3.2×
Culinary Arts 1.6% 0.5% 3.2×
Film Video And Photographic Arts 1.4% 0.7% 1.8×
Information Systems 1.4% 0.5% 2.8×
Computer Networking 1.4% 0.3% 4.7×
Special Needs Education 1.4% 0.3% 5.0×
Operations Logistics And E-Commerce 1.2% 0.2% 6.3×
Human Resources 1.2% 1.0% 1.2×
General Education 1.2% 0.6% 2.0×
Elementary Education 1.2% 0.5% 2.5×
Early Childhood Education 1.2% 0.5% 2.3×
Civil Engineering 1.2% 0.4% 2.8×
Sociology 1.2% 2.1% 0.6×

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Career Attributes

  • $22,531
  • 2,008,600
  • 2.2
  • 5.0%
  • Business Management And Administration
More Attributes