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
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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