Postal Worker

The U.S. Postal Service has a big job to complete on a daily basis. Over the course of a year the postal service processes and delivers billions of letters postcards packages magazines and other types of mail to homes and businesses. The Postal Service has more than 500000 employees that work in various departments. Some postal workers who are known as “postal clerks” tend to customers at a physical post office location. They help people who need specific postage for packages they sell boxes and stamps and they issue money orders. Others types of postal workers are known as “mail sorters” and “mail processors.” They are responsible for operating the machinery that sorts mail getting mail bundled and packing mail into bins that are placed on mail trucks. The postal workers who are responsible for delivering mail to homes and offices are called “mail carriers” or “letter carriers.” They are the ones who travel in their mail trucks either door-to-door or building-to-building and they either hand mail to a live person or they place it in mailboxes. According to the website postalwork.net about half of all postal workers start their careers as mail carriers or mail clerks. However a job with the U.S. Postal Service is not possible before passing an exam. Besides passing an exam aspiring postal workers must pass a drug test and also have a minimum of a high school diploma or the equivalent. According to www.ehow.com the average yearly salary for a postal worker is approximately $50000.

Education Required: High School Diploma
Avg Salary: $50000
High Salary: $60000
Low Salary: $40000
Tasks: Sells stamps.
Weighs packages.
Sorts mail.
Delivers mail and packages.
Also Called: Postman
Mail Carrier
Postal Clerk
Postmaster
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http://postalwork.net/job_descriptions.htm
http://www.ehow.com/about_6197604_postal-worker_s-job-description.html