Frequently asked questions

Common questions about being a Material Handler

Is a material handler considered an in-demand profession?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for material handlers is expected to grow by 4% from 2018 to 2028.

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How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a material handler?

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What other positions are similar to a material handler?

Positions similar to a material handler are:

  • Material movers: These move materials manually from one location to another and pack and wrap products by hand. Material movers also signal machine operators to move the materials and keep records of them. They also clean the equipment in their place of operation.
  • Warehouse workers: These workers receive, sort, and stock goods later dispatched from the warehouse to customers. Warehouse workers also inspect consignments for faulty goods and report them to supervisors**.** They keep records of where each of the goods is stored for easier tracing.
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