Courier Jobs & Employment Information
Courier service jobs typically entail transporting packages and documents for businesses, government agencies, institutions and individuals. Delivery courier jobs include responsibilities such as picking up and delivering items to their destinations, verification of delivery information, loading and unloading items into delivery vehicles, and planning and following efficient routes for delivery.
In addition to this, you may also be responsible to collect payments and proof of delivery from the clients. Courier messengers typically travel by motorcycles, bicycles, vehicles, public transport or on foot. Most courier jobs in the market are full-time opportunities that may also demand weekend hours.
You do not need a formal education to apply for a courier job. However, some employers will prefer candidates with a high school diploma. There were 116,200 courier and messenger jobs in the market as of 2010. Between 2010 and 2020, it is expected that courier and messenger jobs will go up by 13%. The maximum number of opportunities will belong to those segments where delivery of sensitive items such as medical samples and confidential documents is required.
A median pay for courier and messenger jobs in the year 2010 was $24,080.