MBTI® Test ESFP Mail Clerk and Mail Machine Operator

Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Conventional, Realistic (CR) (GOT) 

Individuals with the ESFP Myers-Briggs® Test Personality Type (MBTI®) are generally comfortable entering careers where they can plunge right in and learn as they go. Some of the more popular and accessible ESFP careers include mail clerks and mail machine operators. These careers create an environment that benefits those that tend to be specific, realistic, and practical when working. Fortunately, this happens to be a large aspect of the Extraverted-Sensing-Feeling-Perceiving (ESFP) MBTI test personality type.

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Employees in mail clerk and mail machine operator ESFP careers often find themselves performing a variety of tasks revolving around the preparation and handling of incoming and outgoing mail. These tasks can include placing incoming or outgoing letters or packages into sacks or bins based on destination or type, and placing identifying tags on sacks or bins. Mail clerks and mail machine operators can also verify that items are addressed correctly, marked with the proper postage, and in suitable condition for processing. They spend a fair amount of their time sorting and routing incoming mail, and collecting outgoing mail, as well as contacting delivery or courier services to arrange delivery of letters and parcels. Mail clerks and mail machine operators also wrap packages or bundles by hand, or by using tying machines depending on location. Similarly, they affix postage to packages or letters by hand, or stamp materials, using postage meters. They may also be asked to answer inquiries regarding shipping and mailing policies.

In addition to operational knowledge of automatic postal or mailing machines, microfilm viewers, postal scales and sorters, mail clerks and mail machine operators may use electronic mail, spreadsheet, word processing, and data base user interface and query software.

This ESFP career field requires that employees are dependable, cooperative, and adaptable to the changing demands of the field on a day to day basis with a strong attention to detail. Depending on mail flow the amount of work load can dramatically change on a daily basis and the job can be physically demanding, especially during high flow periods like the holidays.

Entering the Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operator field is a great option for those looking for an entry level career as it does not have extensive education educational requirements although a high school diploma is generally preferred. A few months of on the job training may also be required.

Below are some employment trends for Mail Clerk and Mail Machine Operators:

  • Median wage: $14.89 hourly, $30,960 annually
  • Employment: 90,100 employees
  • Projected growth (2018-2028): Decline (-2% or lower)
  • Projected job openings (2018-2028): 9,100

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ESFP Careers

Click on one of these corresponding popular ESFP Careers for detailed information including Career Stats, Income Stats, Daily Tasks and Required Education: Barista, Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks, Dental Hygienist, Mail Clerk and Mail Machine Operator, Medical Assistant, Municipal Clerk, Nanny, Radiation Therapist, Statement Clerk and Surgical Technologists.

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  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections Onetonline.org
  1. MBTI® Type Tables for Occupations, 2nd Edition. Schaubhut, N. & Thompson, R. (CPP, 2008)
  1. Introduction To Type and Careers, Hammer, A. (CPP, 1996)