Inventory control specialists generally work in a warehouse environment where they order, monitor, store parts, products, and other inventory. To maintain this massive amount of items, inventory control specialists use computerized inventory systems. However, these workers do more than control the incoming and outgoing inventory for an organization. Inventory control specialists develop, implement and maintain inventory control policies and procedures for their place of employment. They may also be involved with training department personnel and other workers.
A bachelor's degree in a field such as business, engineering, or mathematics provides a comprehensive background for inventory control specialist's work; an associate's degree in a similar field may suffice for individuals with relevant work experience. This education is helpful as inventory control continues to adopt technology to automate many of its processes.
The reported average annual salary for an inventory control specialist is approximately $74,600. However, this figure can vary significantly depending upon academic qualification, having previous experience, and possession of the aforementioned skills