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Postal: Career and Education Opportunities in South Dakota

Postal: Postal workers keep the mail moving. In the field and in the office, they provide a vital communication service for both people and organizations.

South Dakota
South Dakota photo by Dean Franklin

South Dakota has a population of 812,383, which has grown by 7.62% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Mount Rushmore State," its capital is Pierre, though its most populous city is Sioux Falls. In 2008, there were a total of 566,490 jobs in South Dakota. The average annual income was $38,644 in 2008, up from $36,428 the previous year. The unemployment rate in South Dakota was 4.8% in 2009, which has grown by 1.7% since the previous year. Roughly 21.5% of South Dakota residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in South Dakota include nonstore retailers, gasoline stations with convenience stores, and sign manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Pettigrew Home & Museum, the Sioux Falls City, and the Old Courthouse Museum.

CITIES WITH Postal OPPORTUNITIES IN South Dakota


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CAREERS WITHIN Postal

Mail Carrier and Clerk

Mail Carrier and Clerks sort mail for delivery. Mail Carrier and Clerks need to manage their own time and the time of others. They also need to read and understand what has been read.
Mail Clerk

Mail Clerks prepare incoming and outgoing mail for distribution. Mail Clerks need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues. They also need to read and understand what has been read.
Postal Clerk

Postal Clerks perform any combination of tasks in a post office, such as receive letters and parcels; sell postage and revenue stamps, postal cards, and stamped envelopes; fill out and sell money orders; place mail in pigeon holes of mail rack or in bags according to State, address, or other scheme; and examine mail for correct postage. Postal Clerks need to listen well to others and take in their information and issues. They also need to read and understand what has been read.
Postal Service Mail Sorter Operator

Postal Service Mail Sorter Operators prepare incoming and outgoing mail for distribution. Postal Service Mail Sorter Operators need to make use of strategies for learning about new situations and problems as they arise. They also need to make use of strategies for learning about new situations and problems as they arise.