Couriers and Messengers:

Pick up and deliver messages, documents, packages, and other items between offices or departments within an establishment or directly to other business concerns, traveling by foot, bicycle, motorcycle, automobile, or public conveyance.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $27,660.00
Average Time to Fill 39 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 2,422
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) -1.30 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Written Communication
Oral Communication
Resource Allocation
Following Directions
Information Gathering
Customer Service
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Time Management
Critical Thinking
Technology and Tool Usage

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing Administrative Activities

Date stamp messages, mail, or other information
Deliver items such as mail, messages, records, or files
Deliver food
Take messages, notes, shorthand, and dictation
Answer questions from customers or the public
File documents, records, or related materials

Documenting/Recording Information

Record shipping information
Maintain personal service records, reports, or files
Maintain shipping, transportation, or logistical records, reports, or files

Performing General Physical Activities

Unload materials or equipment
Load materials or equipment
Stack containers, materials, or products
Move materials, equipment, or supplies

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor variables affecting route activities
Observe vehicular or pedestrian traffic
Maintain confidentiality of data

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Commercial Driver's License
Data Entry
Unload Cargo
Accident Procedures
Medical Examiner's License

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