Logistics Jobs & Employment Information
Most transportation logistics jobs and logistics management jobs involve working with either internal logistics departments or third-party service providers that offer a myriad of services ranging from supply chain management, warehousing, inventory management etc. People pursuing careers in logistics are expected to handle jobs such as scheduling, transportation management, and quality control, among many others.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were about 108,900 logistics jobs in the market in the year 2010. This number is projected to go up by 26% by 2020.
To be able to venture into the management aspect of this industry you may require a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. Drivers, laborers and other blue collared positions may demand no academic requirements or a minimum of a high school education with necessary licenses. Common job titles that exist in this field include that of logistics coordinator, director, planner, manager, engineer, analyst and specialist.
The average salary of logisticians in the year 2011 was $71,910 per year. The top 10% earned over $110,000 per year.