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Freight Forwarders

General Information

Description

Research rates, routings, or modes of transport for shipment of products. Maintain awareness of regulations affecting the international movement of cargo. Make arrangements for additional services, such as storage or inland transportation.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit90.92%
  2. Federal government6.00%
  3. Self-employed1.37%
  4. Private, not for profit0.86%
  5. State and local government0.85%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$46,910

State-by-state Salary

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$60,100
$20,570
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 44%
  • Some college 20%
  • Bachelor's degree 20%
  • Associate's degree 12%
  • Post-secondary certificate 1%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.
  • Enterprising — You have an interest in managing, negotiating and marketing, or leading and advising others.

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Transportation
  • Administrative
  • Geography
  • Mathematics

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