Warehouse support occupations, also referred to as warehouse clerks, typically work in a manufacturing or warehouse environment and are involved with inventory management.
Most employers will require a high school diploma or GED for these occupations. In most cases, applicants are hired with little or no previous experience and employers will offer on-the-job training.
Because such work involves lifting and standing for long periods of time, employers may require a physical exam to ensure the applicant is capable of meeting physical requirements.
Responsibilities include shipping, receiving, stocking and loading warehouse inventory daily. Workers in these occupations are also required to count inventory on a rotating basis to ensure accurate inventory records.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that warehouse-related occupations are expected to grow only 4 percent between 2006 and 2016 because of increasing automation in the industry.
In November 2009, Indeed.com listed the average salary of a warehouse clerk position to be $22,000 a year.