|Quick Facts: Logisticians|
|2012 Median Pay||
$72,780 per year
$34.99 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Bachelor’s degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||125,900|
|Job Outlook, 2012-22||22% (Much faster than average)|
|Employment Change, 2012-22||27,600|
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.
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.
Although an associate’s degree may be sufficient for some logistician jobs, a bachelor’s degree is typically required for most positions. Industry certification and work experience in a related field can be helpful for jobseekers.
The median annual wage for logisticians was $72,780 in May 2012.
Employment of logisticians is projected to grow 22 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be driven by the important role logistics plays in the transportation of goods in a global economy. Job prospects should be best for those with a bachelor’s degree and work experience related to logistics.
Compare the job duties, education, job growth, and pay of logisticians with similar occupations.
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