Export-Import Specialists

Export-import specialists plan and coordinate business transactions involving importing from or exporting goods to foreign countries. They may work for the government, an international company, or as a representative of an individual client. Export-import specialists are involved in various aspects of foreign trade, from negotiating trade agreements to planning and supervising the actual delivery of goods.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Customs Brokers, Export Managers, Freight Forwarders, Import-Export Agents
Duties Plan and coordinate business transactions involving importing from or exporting goods to foreign countries
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are located throughout the world; large cities are typically major trade centers
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Foreign Language
  • Geography
Experience Internship
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Enterprising
  • Organized
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Foreign Language
  • Organizational
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Export Manager, or Export-Import Business Owner, or Marketing Manager
  • Experienced Export-Import Specialist
  • Entry-Level Export-Import Specialist

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