A Career Path

Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

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Transportation, distribution, and logistics workers move people and products by road, air, rail, and water. You might work as a driver, pilot, engineer, or captain.

You might repair or maintain the vehicles, trains, planes, and ships that move people and products. Or, you might work behind the scenes to make sure the products and people get to the right place on time.

Also, workers in the distribution, logistics, and supply chain management field make sure that goods and services get into the hands of consumers. The logistics industry is an important driver of economic growth and development.

All types of businesses, big and small, need logistics managers to help with inventory and accounts receivable. A small business may have one person in charge of these duties, while large corporations have entire logistics and supply chain departments.

Manufacturing is by far the largest industry employing logisticians, with over 40% of logisticians working in some field of manufacturing.

Jobs in this field

Analyst, Consultant, Customer Service Manager, International Logistics Manager, Inventory Control Manager, Logistics Engineer, Logistics Manager, Logistics Services Salesperson, Logistics Software Manager, Materials Manager, Production Manager, Purchasing Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Systems Support Manager, Transportation Manager, Vendor Managed, Inventory Coordinator, Warehouse Operations Manager.

With globalization making even the furthest reaches of the globe more and more connected, now is a great time to be looking into the field of logistics. According to BLS data, employment in the field is expected to grow 22% between 2012 and 2022. In May 2012, the median wage for logisticians was $72,780. Jobs in the field of logistics and supply chain management include logistics manager, integrated programs director, supply chain director, inventory manager, supply chain planning manager, and other specified careers.

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