Purchasing and Inventory Clerks

(NOC 1474)


You usually need a high school diploma and may need some specialized training after high school, along with some work experience. To be an inventory clerk, you may need courses in production / inventory management and must be able to operate computerized inventory systems. With experience, you may move up the ranks to become a supervisor. Most recent entrants have a high school diploma, and almost 3 in 10 have a trade / vocational certificate or community college diploma.

Degrees Associated with This Career

High School Diploma

Useful Experience/Skills

Communication skills
Record-keeping / inventory
Supervisory experience
Computer literacy

Useful Secondary School Subjects

Computer Basics

Modified on January 26, 2022