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Marking Clerks

Also called: In Store Marketing Associate (ISM Associate), Inventory and Pricing Associate, Label Maker, Marking Clerk

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What they do:
Print and attach price tickets to articles of merchandise using one or several methods, such as marking price on tickets by hand or using ticket-printing machine.
On the job, you would:
  • Put price information on tickets, marking by hand or using ticket-printing machine.
  • Compare printed price tickets with entries on purchase orders to verify accuracy and notify supervisor of discrepancies.
  • Pin, paste, sew, tie, or staple tickets, tags, or labels to article.


Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products


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


Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking


People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Concern for Others


You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook
Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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