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According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of fork lift operators is expected to grow 4% from 2018 to 2028, which is commensurate with the average growth rate for all occupations.
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The most important skills for a forklift operator to have include paying close attention to detail, a discipline to comply with safety and organizational standards, good hand-eye coordination and strong organizational skills. Possessing technical knowledge about the machines being operated and good judgment about risk and corresponding safety precautions are also important.