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Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks

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Description

Coordinate and expedite the flow of work and materials within or between departments of an establishment according to production schedule. Duties include reviewing and distributing production, work, and shipment schedules; conferring with department supervisors to determine progress of work and completion dates; and compiling reports on progress of work, inventory levels, costs, and production problems.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit83.37%
  2. Private, not for profit6.34%
  3. Federal government4.03%
  4. State and local government3.20%
  5. Self-employed3.05%

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

Industry areas

  • Manufacturing

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
-4%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$50,630

State-by-state Salary

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$63,200
$29,470
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 36%
  • Some college 21%
  • Less than high school 19%
  • Associate's degree 13%
  • Post-secondary certificate 9%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 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

  • Production and Processing
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Administrative
  • Administration and Management

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