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Stock Room Clerks

Industry: Healthcare
Area: Materials Management/Central Services

Stock clerks and order fillers receive, unpack, check, store, and track merchandise or materials. They keep records of items entering or leaving the stockroom and inspect damaged or spoiled goods. They sort, organize, and mark items with identifying codes, such as price, stock, or inventory control codes, so that inventories can be located quickly and easily. They also may be required to lift cartons of various sizes. In larger establishments, where they may be responsible for only one task, they may be called stock-control clerks, merchandise distributors, or property custodians. In smaller firms, they also may perform tasks usually handled by shipping and receiving clerks.

Education

High School diploma required. Individuals employed in these occupations are trained on the job.

Job Outlook

Job openings are expected to be abundant for food and beverage serving and related workers.

Salary

Many beginning or inexperienced workers start earning the Federal minimum wage.

Work Schedule

Many food and beverage serving and related workers work evenings, weekends, and holidays. Some work split shiftsthey work for several hours during the middle of the day, take a few hours off in the afternoon, and then return to their jobs for evening hours.

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