Material handlers work in production facilities and warehouses to locate, sort, and move products. They may be required to load and unload supply trucks or stock shelves as shipments come in. Handlers typically have a high level of stamina, work quickly and effectively, and are great problem solvers. Working as a material handler can earn you a salary ranging from $20,000 to $30,000 per year.
Employers typically look for job candidates who have earned a high school diploma or GED and have similar job experience. If workers don’t have the necessary job experience, they will usually be trained on the job for their first few weeks. Candidates must be physically capable of staying on their feet for long periods of time and lifting heavy objects. Be prepared for a physically challenging career that focuses on safety and precision.