Mail Carrier Career Guide
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Real-Life Mail Carrier Job Profiles
Mail carriers work for the United States Postal Service (USPS) and receive all of the benefits associated with working for the government, including membership in the National Association of Letter Carriers and a pension for the service provided to the government.
A mail carrier has the job of delivering mail to individuals and customers. Most mail carriers have a regular route, so they do the same deliveries on a daily basis. Their job is to ensure they deliver packages and letters on time and safely after the mail is sorted at processing facilities.
Working in all weather conditions, spending time outdoors going to postal boxes, and delivering packages are all part of the job. Mail is delivered Monday through Saturday, and mail carriers usually work a standard number of hours on those days, although the day often begins early. The ability to lift heavy packages is necessary. Also, a clean driving record is required to operate mail trucks.
Being a mail carrier necessitates you to pass civil service exams, including the USPS exam. Mail carriers must be U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens and must be able to pass a physical exam.
We have the inside scoop on what life is really like for mail carriers. We have spoken to professionals in the field. Our career profiles provide you with the details you need to make an informed choice on whether this career is a good one fit for you. Browse the mail carrier profiles below to learn more.
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