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Working As A Master

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Stressful

  • $118,736

    Average Salary

What Does A Master Do

Material recording clerks track product information in order to keep businesses and supply chains on schedule. They ensure proper scheduling, recordkeeping, and inventory control.

Duties

Material recording clerks typically do the following:

  • Keep records of items shipped, received, or transferred to another location
  • Compile reports on various aspects of changes in production or inventory
  • Find, sort, or move goods between different parts of the business
  • Check inventory records for accuracy

Material recording clerks use computers, tablets, or hand-held devices to keep track of inventory. Sensors and tags enable these computers to automatically detect when and where products are moved, allowing clerks to keep updated reports without manually counting items.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks manage the flow of information, work, and materials within or among offices in a business. They compile reports on the progress of work and on any production problems that arise. These clerks set workers’ schedules, estimate costs, keep track of materials, and write special orders for new materials. They perform general office tasks, such as entering data or distributing mail. Expediting clerks maintain contact with vendors to ensure that supplies and equipment are shipped on time.

Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks keep track of and record outgoing and incoming shipments. Clerks may scan barcodes with hand-held devices or use radio frequency identification (RFID) scanners to keep track of inventory. They check if shipment orders were correctly processed in their company’s computer system. They also compute freight costs and prepare invoices. Some clerks move goods from the warehouse to the loading dock.

Stock clerks and order fillers receive, unpack, and track merchandise. Stock clerks move products from a warehouse to store shelves. They keep a record of items that enter or leave the stockroom and inspect for damaged goods. These clerks also use hand-held scanners to keep track of merchandise. Order fillers retrieve customer orders and prepare them to be shipped.

Material and product inspecting clerks weigh, measure, check, sample, and keep records on materials, supplies, and equipment that enters a warehouse. They verify the quantity and quality of items they are assigned to examine, checking for defects and recording what they find. They use scales, counting devices, and calculators. Some workers decide what to do about a defective product, such as to scrap it or send it back to the factory to be repaired. Some clerks also prepare reports, such as reports about warehouse inventory levels.

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How To Become A Master

Material recording clerks usually need to have a high school diploma and are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.

Education

Production, planning, and expediting clerks; shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks; and material and product inspecting clerks need a high school diploma or equivalent.

Production, planning, and expediting clerks need to have basic knowledge of computer applications such as spreadsheet software.

There are no formal education requirements for stock clerks and order fillers.

Training

Material recording clerks usually learn to do their work on the job. Training for most material recording clerks may last less than a month. Production, planning, and expediting clerks’ training can take several months.

Typically, a supervisor or more experienced worker trains new clerks.

Material recording clerks first learn to count stock and mark inventory and then move onto more difficult tasks, such as recordkeeping. Production clerks need to learn how their company operates before they can write production and work schedules.

Advancement

With additional training or education, material recording clerks may advance to other positions within their firm, such as purchasing agent. Clerks in retail establishments can move into the sales department.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Production, planning, and expediting clerks are frequently in contact with suppliers, vendors, and production managers and need to be able to communicate the firm’s scheduling needs effectively.

Customer-service skills. Stock clerks sometimes interact with customers in retail stores and may have to get the item the customer is looking for from the storeroom.

Detail oriented. Material and product inspecting clerks check items for defects, some of which are small and difficult to spot.

Math skills. Some material recording clerks use math to calculate shipping costs or take measurements.

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Master Career Paths

Master
Machine Operator Technician Specialist
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Research Associate Analyst Finance Analyst
Accounting Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Operations Manager General Manager
Chief Operating Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Correction Officer Operations Manager Purchasing Manager
Director Of Purchasing
10 Yearsyrs
Instructor Program Manager General Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Maintenance Technician Engineer
Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Service Technician Service Manager
General Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Software Engineer Systems Engineer Systems Administrator
Information Technology Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Senior Project Manager Senior Product Manager
Marketing Director
7 Yearsyrs
Web Developer Project Manager Program Manager
Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Correction Officer Security Officer Account Manager
National Account Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Research Associate Instructor Assistant Director
Office Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Instructor Project Manager Program Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Technician Service Technician Service Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Technician Service Manager Operations Manager
Plant Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager General Manager
President Of Operations
11 Yearsyrs
Web Developer Senior Software Engineer Business Analyst
Product Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Technician Project Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Machine Operator Production Supervisor Operations Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Software Engineer Business Analyst Product Manager
Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Master Plumber 7.2 years
Master Pilot 6.4 years
Master Electrician 5.9 years
Master Barber 5.7 years
Master Mechanic 5.6 years
Market Master 5.1 years
Master Instructor 5.0 years
Master Printer 4.6 years
Quarter Master 4.5 years
Vessel Master 4.4 years
Master Scheduler 3.9 years
Barge Master 3.8 years
Master Planner 3.6 years
Caddy Master 3.5 years
Train Master 3.2 years
Master Mariner 3.2 years
Master Glazier 3.0 years
Master Cook 3.0 years
Master 3.0 years
Yacht Master 2.9 years
Harbor Master 2.8 years
Chorus Master 2.7 years
Master Esthetician 2.6 years
Sailing Master 2.2 years
Relief Master 2.1 years
Master Chef 1.7 years
Game Master 1.3 years
Top Employers Before
Internship 13.9%
Cashier 8.3%
Manager 5.4%
Volunteer 3.6%
Captain 3.2%
Owner 3.1%
Carpenter 3.0%
Supervisor 2.9%
Teacher 2.9%
Top Employers After
Internship 9.7%
Manager 6.1%
Owner 6.1%
Cashier 4.6%
Instructor 4.4%
Consultant 4.4%
Supervisor 3.7%
Teacher 3.4%
Technician 3.4%

Master Demographics

Gender

Male

59.8%

Female

35.9%

Unknown

4.2%
Ethnicity

White

74.4%

Asian

12.0%

Hispanic or Latino

10.8%

Unknown

2.2%

Black or African American

0.6%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

41.4%

French

12.0%

Chinese

8.1%

German

6.2%

Mandarin

5.7%

Russian

4.1%

Portuguese

3.6%

Japanese

3.1%

Italian

2.6%

Cantonese

2.2%

Arabic

2.2%

Korean

1.7%

Hindi

1.2%

Dutch

1.2%

Swedish

1.0%

Greek

1.0%

Carrier

1.0%

Filipino

0.7%

Dakota

0.7%

Romanian

0.5%
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Master Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

14.9%

Liberty University

7.7%

Central Texas College

6.4%

Texas A&M University

5.0%

Ashford University

4.8%

University of Southern California

4.8%

Southern New Hampshire University

4.6%

University of Florida

4.4%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

4.4%

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

4.2%

Purdue University

4.2%

Northeastern University

4.2%

American University

3.9%

Florida State University

3.9%

New York University

3.9%

Illinois State University

3.7%

Cornell University

3.7%

The Academy

3.7%

Arizona State University

3.7%

Portland State University

3.7%
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Majors

Business

19.7%

Criminal Justice

9.8%

Computer Science

9.0%

Electrical Engineering

5.6%

Psychology

5.2%

Biology

5.1%

Mechanical Engineering

4.7%

Communication

4.2%

General Studies

3.9%

Management

3.6%

Graphic Design

3.4%

Accounting

3.2%

Cosmetology

3.0%

Fine Arts

3.0%

Information Technology

3.0%

Computer Information Systems

2.8%

Education

2.8%

Marketing

2.7%

Nursing

2.6%

Theatre

2.6%
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Degrees

Masters

27.6%

Bachelors

27.3%

Other

22.1%

Associate

9.5%

Doctorate

7.4%

Certificate

4.2%

Diploma

1.3%

License

0.6%
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Real Master Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Head, Master's Programs Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA Apr 01, 2015 $190,000
Head, Masters Programs Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA Apr 01, 2015 $190,000
Senior Salvage Master Svitzer Caribbean Ltd. Miami, FL Jun 01, 2012 $140,000 -
$160,000
BEX Master Facilitator DYNO Nobel Inc. Simsbury, CT Aug 14, 2013 $135,000
Master Faciliator Neuroleadership Institute, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jan 29, 2016 $135,000
Master Facilitator Neuroleadership Institute, Inc. New York, NY Mar 02, 2016 $135,000
Master Supply Planning & Inventory Management Spec Genentech, Inc. South San Francisco, CA Jun 15, 2011 $129,199
SR. Mooring Master SPT Inc. Houston, TX Sep 20, 2015 $128,302
Mooring Master SPT Inc. Houston, TX Sep 05, 2015 $126,170
ERP Implementation Support (Sap)-Master Strategic Staffing Solutions, L.C. Creve Coeur, MO Dec 06, 2015 $124,000
Rum Distillery Master Blender Destileria Serralles, Inc. Ponce, PR Sep 01, 2014 $122,000
Mooring Master Teekay Marine Solutions Inc. Houston, TX Oct 09, 2016 $120,800
Mooring Master SPT Inc. Houston, TX Oct 04, 2015 $105,726
Speciailst Master Deloitte Consulting LLP Superior, WI Jun 18, 2015 $103,667 -
$184,000
Mooring Master SPT Inc. Houston, TX Dec 01, 2011 $103,000
Salvage Master Svitzer Salvage Americas Inc. Dania Beach, FL Sep 01, 2014 $101,168 -
$121,168
Mooring Master SPT Inc. Houston, TX Aug 14, 2013 $100,704
Mooring Master SPT Inc. Houston, TX Dec 20, 2012 $100,313
Microsoft Build Master Charter Global, Inc. Dearborn, MI Feb 16, 2015 $100,000
Mooring Master SPT Inc. Houston, TX Aug 28, 2011 $82,000
ERP Implementation Support(Sap)-Master Advansoft International Inc. Arlington Heights, IL Sep 22, 2016 $80,000
Microsoft Buildmaster Charter Global, Inc. Dearborn, MI Aug 19, 2016 $78,250 -
$105,000
TAE Kwon DO Head Master TAE Poong Martial Arts Old Tappan, NJ Jul 13, 2012 $78,033
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Top Skills for A Master

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Top Master Skills

  1. Company Website
  2. Safety
  3. Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Redesigned company website and logo; modernized public face of operations.
  • Ensured aircraft time compliance technical order modifications were completed according to specifications and actively enforced established safety procedures.
  • Write policy and procedures, training programs, write and review reports and records.
  • Collected pertinent data on vehicle mileage and fuel reports for organizational review management.
  • Conducted Physical Security, Anti-Terrorism Force Protection, Detainee Operations (Guantanamo Bay, Cuba), and Law Enforcement operations.

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