These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Warehouse Associates

We used our database of over 7 million resumes to determine which careers former warehouse associates are entering now.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarFormer Jobs, Rankings - 5 months ago

It’s tough to be a warehouse associate nowadays, and more and more of them are losing confidence in their own profession.

While the amount of people majoring in courses preparing people for a job as a warehouse associate isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become warehouse associates in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.

With so many warehouse associates no longer sticking around, this begs the question:

What are they all doing now?

We were curious, so we looked through the resumes of former warehouse associates to see what kind of jobs they were moving into after leaving the field. There were thousands of answers, so we made the cutoff at the top 100 jobs.

The full list of those jobs can be found below.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten most common jobs for former warehouse associates:

  1. Customer Service Representative
  2. Sales Associate
  3. Material Handler
  4. Forklift Operator
  5. Warehouse Worker
  6. Machine Operator
  7. Cashier
  8. Security Officer
  9. Associate
  10. Order Selector

These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a warehouse associate would have or being a stepping stone to a different career.

Here’s the thing about these jobs though — as a list, they’re kind of boring as hell. They’re pretty much exactly what you’d expect a lot of former warehouse associates to do.

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But given that there are some very surprising and interesting items on this list, we’ve decided to highlight a few of those instead.

Here are some of the most interesting jobs of former warehouse associates:

  1. Order Selector
  2. Shipping And Receiving Clerk
  3. Production Worker
  4. Package Handler
  5. Assembler
  6. Sorter
  7. Process Assistant
  8. Operator
  9. Security Guard
  10. Merchandiser

Some of these items are admittedly more attractive than one another as far as actually working the job goes, but one way or another, you’ve got to admit they’re eye-catching.

How We Determined the Most Common Jobs of Former Warehouse Associates

Using resume information from our database of over 7 million resumes, we looked at all resumes that listed warehouse associate under their work history. Then we looked at which jobs showed up on their work histories following their stints as a warehouse associate, sorting them by their most frequent.

That’s how we made the initial ranked list.

To make our list of most interesting jobs, we looked through the ranked list to see if any positions:

  • Showed up in fewer than 1% of all new jobs
  • And, were not part of the 100 most common jobs in our database

That’s all for how we did it — below you’ll find the full ranked list of the most common jobs of former warehouse associates.

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Warehouse Associates

Job Title Rank %
Customer Service Representative 1 2.83%
Sales Associate 2 2.22%
Material Handler 3 2.08%
Forklift Operator 4 1.94%
Warehouse Worker 5 1.92%
Machine Operator 6 1.88%
Cashier 7 1.49%
Security Officer 8 1.1%
Associate 9 1.06%
Order Selector 10 0.78%
Driver 11 0.75%
Delivery Driver 12 0.7%
Assistant Manager 13 0.64%
Shipping And Receiving Clerk 14 0.52%
Production Worker 15 0.5%
Team Leader 16 0.49%
Warehouse Manager 17 0.48%
Sales Representative 18 0.48%
Server 19 0.47%
Crew Member 20 0.46%
Package Handler 21 0.46%
Fulfillment Associate 22 0.43%
Technician 23 0.43%
Production Associate 24 0.43%
Assembler 25 0.43%
Supervisor 26 0.42%
Internship 27 0.4%
Customer Service Trainer 28 0.4%
Certified Nursing Assistant 29 0.39%
Sorter 30 0.39%
Process Assistant 31 0.37%
Administrative Assistant 32 0.37%
Warehouse Supervisor 33 0.37%
Manager 34 0.36%
Operator 35 0.36%
Security Guard 36 0.36%
Customer Service Associate 37 0.35%
Merchandiser 38 0.34%
Maintenance Technician 39 0.33%
Forklift Driver 40 0.32%
Truck Driver 41 0.32%
Shipping Clerk 42 0.32%
Picker 43 0.32%
Specialist 44 0.29%
Office Assistant 45 0.29%
Shipping And Receiving Coordinator 46 0.27%
Warehouse Lead 47 0.26%
Warehouse Clerk 48 0.26%
Pharmacist Technician 49 0.25%
Receptionist 50 0.25%
Picker And Packer 51 0.24%
Volunteer 52 0.24%
Assistant 53 0.24%
Receiving Clerk 54 0.24%
Mail Clerk 55 0.24%
Cook 56 0.23%
Call Center Representative 57 0.23%
Service Technician 58 0.23%
Line Cook 59 0.22%
Clerk 60 0.22%
Home Health Aid 61 0.22%
Inventory Control Specialist 62 0.22%
Cleaner 63 0.22%
Owner 64 0.21%
Packer 65 0.21%
Operations Manager 66 0.21%
Store Manager 67 0.21%
Order Picker 68 0.2%
Warehouse Machine Operator 69 0.2%
Receiving Associate 70 0.2%
Dock Worker 71 0.19%
Operation Supervisor 72 0.19%
Substitute Teacher 73 0.19%
Medical Assistant 74 0.18%
Logistics Specialist 75 0.18%
Stock Clerk 76 0.18%
Owner/Operator 77 0.18%
Stower 78 0.18%
Manufacturing Team Member 79 0.18%
Shift Manager 80 0.18%
Shift Supervisor 81 0.18%
Welder 82 0.18%
Inventory Specialist 83 0.17%
Correction Officer 84 0.17%
Security 85 0.17%
Janitor 86 0.17%
Ship Worker 87 0.17%
Processor 88 0.16%
Prep Cook 89 0.16%
Stocker 90 0.16%
Warehouse Coordinator 91 0.16%
Inventory Controller 92 0.16%
Lift Operator 93 0.16%
In-Stock Associate 94 0.15%
Equipment Operator 95 0.15%
Installation Technician 96 0.15%
Sheet Metal Mechanic 97 0.15%
Material Handler/Forklift Operator 98 0.15%
Account Manager 99 0.14%
Dispatcher 100 0.14%

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