Logisticians

Annual Earnings Percentiles

Skill Scores

  • analytical icon 82

    Analytical

  • supported icon 72

    Supported

  • social icon 67

    Social

  • purpose icon 59

    Purpose

  • creative icon 52

    Creative

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College Majors

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  • Logisticians

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    What Logisticians Do

    Logisticians analyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain—the system that moves a product from supplier to consumer. They manage the entire life cycle of a product, which includes how a product is acquired, distributed, allocated, and delivered.

    Work Environment

    Logisticians work in nearly every industry. The job can be stressful because logistical work is fast-paced. Most logisticians work full time during regular business hours.

    How to Become a Logistician

    A bachelor’s degree is typically required for most positions, although an associate’s degree may be sufficient for some logistician jobs.

    Job Outlook

    Employment of logisticians is projected to grow 2 percent from 2014 to 2024, slower than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be driven by the need for logistics in the transportation of goods in a global economy. Growth will be moderated, however, because this occupation is concentrated in government and manufacturing, both of which are projected to decline.

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    Job Trends for Logisticians

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    This occupation supported 125,900 jobs in 2012 and 130,400 jobs in 2014, reflecting an increase of 3.6%. In 2012, this occupation was projected to increase by 22.0% in 2022 to 153,600 jobs. As of 2014, to keep pace with prediction, the expected number of jobs was 131,400, compared with an observed value of 130,400, 0.8% lower than expected. This indicates current employment trends are about on track with the 2012 trend within this occupation. In 2014, this occupation was projected to increase by 2.0% in 2024 to 132,900 jobs. Linear extrapolation of the 2012 projection for 2022 results in an expected number of 159,100 jobs for 2024, 19.7% higher than the 2014 projection for 2024. This indicates expectations for future employment trends are much worse than the 2012 trend within this occupation.

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