There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a converter. For example, did you know that they make an average of $12.8 an hour? That's $26,628 a year!
Between 2018 and 2028, the career is expected to grow 2% and produce 35,400 job opportunities across the U.S.
There are certain skills that many converters have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed customer-service skills, interpersonal skills and physical stamina.
When it comes to the most important skills required to be a converter, we found that a lot of resumes listed 17.6% of converters included raw materials, while 14.4% of resumes included assembly line, and 13.9% of resumes included quality standards. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.
When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the converter job title. But what industry to start with? Most converters actually find jobs in the manufacturing and retail industries.
If you're interested in becoming a converter, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 29.4% of converters have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 4.3% of converters have master's degrees. Even though some converters have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.
Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a converter. When we researched the most common majors for a converter, we found that they most commonly earn bachelor's degree degrees or high school diploma degrees. Other degrees that we often see on converter resumes include associate degree degrees or diploma degrees.
You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a converter. In fact, many converter jobs require experience in a role such as cashier. Meanwhile, many converters also have previous career experience in roles such as customer service representative or sales associate.
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As you move along in your career, you may start taking on more responsibilities or notice that you've taken on a leadership role. Using our career map, a converter can determine their career goals through the career progression. For example, they could start out with a role such as forklift operator, progress to a title such as technician and then eventually end up with the title operations manager.
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The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 17.6% of converters listed raw materials on their resume, but soft skills such as customer-service skills and interpersonal skills are important as well.