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About the Job

Print and attach price tickets to articles of merchandise using one or several methods, such as marking price on tickets by hand or using ticket-printing machine.

It is also Called

  • Grey Goods Marker
  • Grocery Clerk, Marking
  • In Store Marketing Associate (ISM Associate)
  • Inventory and Pricing Associate
  • Label Maker
  • Marker
  • Marking Clerk
  • Merchandise Marker
  • Price Changer
  • Pricing Associate

What They Do

  • Change the price of books in a warehouse.
  • Indicate item size, style, color, and inspection results on tags, tickets, and labels, using rubber stamp or writing instrument.
  • Keep records of production, returned goods, and related transactions.
  • Record price, buyer, and grade of product on tickets attached to products auctioned.
  • Mark selling price by hand on boxes containing merchandise.
  • Record number and types of articles marked and pack articles in boxes.
  • Pin, paste, sew, tie, or staple tickets, tags, or labels to article.
  • Compare printed price tickets with entries on purchase orders to verify accuracy and notify supervisor of discrepancies.
  • Put price information on tickets, marking by hand or using ticket-printing machine.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: CRE.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Conventional interests, but also prefer Realistic and Enterprising environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Support and Independence in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Education Required

These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

LMI Region

Wages

In 2012, the average annual wage in Washington was $29,260 with most people making between $19,330 and $44,130

Outlook

0.66%
avg. annual growth

During 2008, this occupation employed approximately 37,570 people in Washington. It is projected that there will be 40,050 employed in 2018.

This occupation will have about 248 openings due to growth and about 882 replacement openings for approximately 1,130 total annual openings.