Material recording clerks track product information in order to keep businesses and supply chains on schedule. They ensure proper scheduling, recordkeeping, and inventory control.
Many material recording clerks work full time. About 1 in 3 stock clerks and order fillers, the largest occupation within this profile, worked part time in 2014.
How to Become a Material Recording Clerk
Material recording clerks usually need to have a high school diploma and are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.
Employment of material recording clerks is projected to grow 3 percent from 2014 to 2024, slower than the average for all occupations. Job opportunities for material recording clerks should be very good because of the need to replace workers who leave these occupations.
This occupation supported 2,859,600 jobs in 2012 and 2,924,200 jobs in 2014, reflecting an increase of 2.3%. In 2012, this occupation was projected to increase by 0.6% in 2022 to 2,877,900 jobs. As of 2014, to keep pace with prediction, the expected number of jobs was 2,863,200, compared with an observed value of 2,924,200, 2.1% higher than expected. This indicates current employment trends are better than the 2012 trend within this occupation. In 2014, this occupation was projected to increase by 3.0% in 2024 to 3,008,899 jobs. Linear extrapolation of the 2012 projection for 2022 results in an expected number of 2,881,500 jobs for 2024, 4.2% lower than the 2014 projection for 2024. This indicates expectations for future employment trends are better than the 2012 trend within this occupation.