Work Tasks

PORTERS carry luggage and bags for guests in hotels and passengers at airports, railroads, bus stations, and other transport terminals. They carry bags by hand or by hand truck. Porters take baggage, tag it, and give identification slips to guests or passengers. They put bags onto trains, buses, taxicabs, or cars. Porters may call taxicabs, direct people to ticket windows, run errands, direct people to where they want to go, and help people with disabilities.

Salary, Size & Growth

Entry Requirements

PORTERS can usually get a job without a high school education. They are trained on the job. Porters need no license or certificate.