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Stock Clerks, Sales Floor

Also called: Stock Clerk, Night Stocker, Checker Stocker, Stocker

Where in the military? In the military: see titles from the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, or Navy.

What they do:
Receive, store, and issue sales floor merchandise. Stock shelves, racks, cases, bins, and tables with merchandise and arrange merchandise displays to attract customers. May periodically take physical count of stock or check and mark merchandise.
On the job, you would:
  • Answer customers' questions about merchandise and advise customers on merchandise selection.
  • Itemize and total customer merchandise selection at checkout counter, using cash register, and accept cash or charge card for purchases.
  • Take inventory or examine merchandise to identify items to be reordered or replenished.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • management
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • group things in different ways
  • order or arrange things

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Self Control
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook
Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software
  • Microsoft Access
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education

Education: (rated 1 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$22,480
per year, on average
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