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Order Clerks

in Massachusetts

Receive and process incoming orders for materials, merchandise, classified ads, or services such as repairs, installations, or rental of facilities. Generally receives orders via mail, phone, fax, or other electronic means. Duties include informing customers of receipt, prices, shipping dates, and delays; preparing contracts; and handling complaints. Excludes "Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance" (43-5032) who both dispatch and take orders for services.

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
434151  Order Clerks 3,504 3,234 -270 -7.71 % 95 95 High school diploma or equivalent 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Projection Table Definitions and Notes
Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Wholesale Trade    990  28 % 910  28 % -80  -8 % $40,840
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods    460  13 % 410  13 % -50  -10 % $38,820
Merchant Wholesalers, Nondurable Goods    280  8 % 250  8 % -30  -8 % $41,770
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers    260  7 % 250  8 % -10  -4 % $43,170
Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers    210  6 % 190  6 % -20  -9 % $39,780
Information    170  5 % 140  4 % -30  -17 % $32,790
Nonstore Retailers    150  4 % 180  6 % 30  19 % $39,650
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing    130  4 % 120  4 % -10  -10 % $39,050
Management of Companies and Enterprises    130  4 % 120  4 % -10  -6 % $39,250
Management of Companies and Enterprises    130  4 % 120  4 % -10  -6 % $39,250
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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