These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Warehouse Workers

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Former Jobs, Rankings - 8 months ago
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It’s tough to be a warehouse worker 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 worker isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become warehouse workers in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.

With so many warehouse workers 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 workers 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 workers:

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

These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a warehouse worker 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 workers 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 workers:

  1. Order Selector
  2. Shipping And Receiving Clerk
  3. Assembler
  4. Package Handler
  5. Cleaner
  6. Janitor
  7. Security Guard
  8. Operator
  9. Sorter
  10. Stocker

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 Workers

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

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Warehouse Workers

Job Title Rank %
Machine Operator 1 2.59%
Warehouse Associate 2 2.26%
Forklift Operator 3 2.13%
Customer Service Representative 4 2.08%
Sales Associate 5 1.79%
Material Handler 6 1.76%
Cashier 7 1.66%
Driver 8 1.19%
Security Officer 9 1.02%
Delivery Driver 10 0.88%
Production Worker 11 0.81%
Order Selector 12 0.75%
Crew Member 13 0.71%
Maintenance Technician 14 0.58%
Sales Representative 15 0.58%
Cook 16 0.57%
Technician 17 0.55%
Truck Driver 18 0.53%
Shipping And Receiving Clerk 19 0.5%
Associate 20 0.5%
Assembler 21 0.48%
Package Handler 22 0.46%
Cleaner 23 0.45%
Supervisor 24 0.44%
Ship Worker 25 0.44%
Janitor 26 0.44%
Assistant Manager 27 0.44%
Customer Service Trainer 28 0.43%
Server 29 0.43%
Security Guard 30 0.42%
Maintenance Worker 31 0.4%
Operator 32 0.39%
Sorter 33 0.39%
Manager 34 0.39%
Certified Nursing Assistant 35 0.38%
Team Leader 36 0.37%
Stocker 37 0.34%
Internship 38 0.34%
Welder 39 0.34%
Home Health Aid 40 0.33%
Helper 41 0.33%
Picker And Packer 42 0.33%
Order Picker 43 0.32%
Service Technician 44 0.31%
Custodian 45 0.31%
Assembly Line Worker 46 0.31%
Warehouse Supervisor 47 0.31%
Forklift Driver 48 0.3%
Warehouse Manager 49 0.29%
Housekeeper 50 0.29%
Volunteer 51 0.28%
Merchandiser 52 0.27%
Shipping And Receiving Coordinator 53 0.27%
Packer 54 0.26%
Dock Worker 55 0.26%
Picker 56 0.26%
Manufacturing Team Member 57 0.25%
Loader 58 0.25%
Prep Cook 59 0.24%
Administrative Assistant 60 0.24%
Installer 61 0.23%
Overnight Stocker 62 0.23%
Construction Worker 63 0.23%
Numerical Control Operator 64 0.23%
Painter 65 0.23%
Press Operator 66 0.22%
Quality Control Inspector 67 0.22%
Clerk 68 0.22%
Helper/Driver 69 0.21%
Loader/Unloader 70 0.21%
Sheet Metal Mechanic 71 0.2%
Mechanic 72 0.2%
Equipment Operator 73 0.2%
Shipping Clerk 74 0.2%
Customer Service Associate 75 0.2%
Owner/Operator 76 0.19%
Store Manager 77 0.18%
Mail Clerk 78 0.18%
Call Center Representative 79 0.18%
Assistant 80 0.18%
Detailer 81 0.18%
Electrician 82 0.18%
Warehouse Clerk 83 0.18%
Machinist 84 0.17%
Pharmacist Technician 85 0.17%
Computer Technician 86 0.16%
Shift Manager 87 0.16%
Office Assistant 88 0.16%
Food Service Worker 89 0.16%
Floor Technician 90 0.15%
Line Cook 91 0.15%
Laboratory Technician 92 0.15%
Inventory Specialist 93 0.15%
Owner 94 0.15%
Mover 95 0.15%
Processor 96 0.14%
Production Operator 97 0.14%
Porter 98 0.14%
Heavy Equipment Operator 99 0.14%
Correction Officer 100 0.14%

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