Friday, August 7, 2009

Ask the Wizard

Each Friday, the Wizard joins us to share an answer to one of the questions asked by our readers.

What jobs are available for licensed customs brokers?

Most customs brokers work for corporate customs brokerage organizations or freight forwarders; however, an increasing number of brokers are being hired by importers. Additionally, some brokers consider self-employment or consulting. Talk to people in various positions to determine which ones interest you and the requirements for obtaining those jobs.

Some of the typical jobs customs brokers find include:

• Import Supervisor or Manager
• International Compliance Manager or Director
• Import Buyer
• Contracts Manager
• Consultant
• Classification Specialist
• Foreign Trade Zone Administrator
• Regulatory Compliance Analyst
• Auditor
• Global Trade Compliance Manager
• Software Developer
• Customs Brokerage Sales

Do you have a question for the Wizard? Submit your question by clicking on the link in the space for “Ask the Wizard.” See you next Friday!

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