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.


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