Advance Your Career
What's with all the heavy lifting?
Maxed out in your warehouse job? Looking to make more money? Or just tired of the physical labor and long hours that are often part of warehouse work?
Whatever your reason behind considering a change, we get it. Warehouse positions are great jobs with decent pay and minimal training requirements… but they offer limited advancement potential and less than ideal working conditions.
For some warehouse positions, pay is low, and work is seasonal. Plus, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, warehouse employment of most entry-level positions is expected to decrease over the next year due to the automation of many of tasks.
We may have "warehouse" in our name, but we also want you to feel satisfied in your career. Explore our career path suggestions for those interested in working outside of the warehouse.
Career Path Suggestions
You've got options.
Our experience in the warehouse industry has taught us a few things. We have learned that many workers in warehouse positions use the warehouse as simply a place to start and choose to move on from there.
Below are some popular career paths for people who have started out in the warehouse field:
- HVAC & Refrigeration Technician
- Construction Management
- Commercial Truck Driver
- Home Inspector
- Homeland Security
HVAC & Refrigeration Technician
HVAC & Refrigeration Technicians install, maintain, and repair heating and air- conditioning systems and/or climate-controlled refrigeration systems. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for these technicians is very good.
There will be more jobs available to people – with the right certification and training – than the average found in most other industries (including Warehouse). Most employers prefer to hire people who have completed technical school training and have met the individual State requirements. To become part of this growing field, find training in your area.
Construction Managers plan, supervise, and direct a variety of construction projects, including residential, commercial, and industrial structures and buildings. This is another growing field, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting "faster than average” job growth. To increase your chances of employment, some construction experience plus a bachelor's degree are suggested. Although not required, it is becoming more common for employers to require certification for construction jobs. Explore your training options.
Commercial Truck Driver
Commercial Truck Drivers make up one of the largest sectors of today's workforce. And it's growing. Over the next year, job growth for truck drivers is expected to increase according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, especially for long-haul drivers. Having a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) is key to landing a job in this popular industry. Get yours today by enroll in a CDL program near you.
Electricians control, install, and maintain electrical and power systems for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. This includes wiring and control equipment as well as electrical machines. Usually an electrician is required to complete an apprenticeship program that involves both on-the-job training and classroom instruction. Employment growth is expected to be good, especially for those with a wide skill set. Locate an electrician apprenticeship program near you.
Home inspectors are an important part of the home-buying process, providing valuable information to the potential homebuyer (and seller) about the condition of the home and its components. Employers are starting to require a specific training or related degree more often. Additional certification varies greatly by state. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects that employment for building inspectors to increase faster than average, especially for those with training and certification. Find a training program in your area.
The goal is the same for anyone working in homeland security: keep people safe. Positions in this field vary greatly, including police officer, detective, border patrol, and air marshals. The outlook across all areas of homeland security is expected to increase at an average rate according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you are thinking about a career in homeland security, a college degree will better your chances of getting a high-paying job within this field. Browse training options for a career in homeland security.