This is a post of mine that’s gotten quite a bit of attention. Now, I didn’t get into the field of inventory control so I don’t know what the salaries for inventory control analysts are like. I’m guessing they are fairly high, but I couldn’t find documentation of that. I could be wrong.
The first thing you should think about when you’re looking at a job listing is that the pay is the most important aspect. Because if the salary is too high, the job isnt worth doing. I mean, I know the job isnt worth doing, but I could be wrong. I am, however, pretty sure I could find plenty of people on the internet who work in the field, who are more than happy with what they are making.
I know this because I work in an inventory control analyst firm (I work in an inventory control analyst firm too). The first time I moved into an off-price house and took inventory, I had absolutely zero idea what I was doing. Once I did, though, I realized that the pay was decent. It’s nice knowing that most of my job is just getting the inventory into the proper format, and that I get to do more than just copy down numbers.
Inventory control is a field that’s very competitive these days, but the pay is surprisingly good. So is the work itself. It’s an office with a team of people who are all trying to do the same thing. I’ve seen some really awesome stuff done there. I’m not going to get into details on the kinds of things the inventory control analysts do. I’m just going to say that I like the work and find it fun.
The inventory control analyst job description says that they must be able to “manage multiple inventory levels in a given time-frame, efficiently, and with the least possible human error on the item level.” That’s a pretty cool job, and it’s also pretty challenging. I think inventory control analysts aren’t quite as expensive as some other positions, but they do pay more, especially in my area (NYC).
I’ve heard that inventory control analysts have to be able to deal with inventory problems that arise from the end-users not taking care of their inventory. They may also have to be able to look at a wide range of inventory items, including items that may not even be in the inventory. Thats a bit more difficult.
I think that it depends how much of a problem you are, and how much trouble you are willing to go through to get inventory control analysts to deal with inventory issues. I remember being a college freshman and having a classmate who didn’t take care of his inventory very well. So that was a big deal because we needed someone to take care of our inventory.
I remember having a friend who was constantly telling me that he needed to buy new stuff. So I asked him, “What do you need to buy?” and he said that he needed to buy new computer equipment that he could use to make websites. So I suggested to him that he could buy the equipment from my friend because he was doing a lot of work on his websites. I was pretty impressed with how much he was willing to put into his website work.
Inventory control is a relatively young and emerging area of computer science that has some big and growing implications. The job requires people to do a lot of tedious and repetitive tasks that we don’t really want to do. Imagine just writing code for websites to help you make money? That’s pretty damn useful.
People are usually underpaid for what they do, but in the case of computer science, it’s actually pretty easy to get paid for your work. Just google for “inventory control analyst salaries,” and you’ll find lots of places advertising that salary. As a result, there’s lots of people who do what you might call “computer science work” for a living. But even if you don’t do any programming, you can get paid to do other things.