Stevedores, commonly known as longshore workers or dockworkers, handle cargo at ports, often using materials-handling machinery and gear. They load and unload ships at docks and transfer cargo to and from storage areas or other transports, such as trucks and barges. Members of the water transportation industry, stevedores are employed at ports all over the United States. The concentration of jobs is at the large ports on the coasts, and experienced skilled workers hold most of the positions.

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $50,000
Work Environment Primarily Outdoors
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Technical/Shop
  • Building/Trades
  • Interpersonal
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Personality Traits
  • Athletic
  • Hands On
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification None

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