|Quick Facts: Cargo and Freight Agents|
|2010 Median Pay||
$37,150 per year
$17.86 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||High school diploma or equivalent|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|On-the-job Training||Short-term on-the-job training|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||82,200|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||29% (Much faster than average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||24,100|
Cargo and freight agents coordinate and facilitate incoming and outgoing shipments for transportation companies and other businesses.
Cargo and freight agents typically work in warehouses, stockrooms, or shipping and receiving stations. Most work full time.
Those with a high school diploma usually qualify for cargo and freight agent positions. Workers typically train informally on the job.
The median annual wage of cargo and freight agents was $37,150 in May 2010.
Employment of cargo and freight agents is projected to grow 29 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Job prospects should be best for candidates with strong customer service and computer skills.
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