|Quick Facts: Logisticians|
|2010 Median Pay||
$70,800 per year
$34.04 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Bachelor’s degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||1 to 5 years|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||108,900|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||26% (Faster than average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||27,800|
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 is sufficient for many logistician jobs, candidates increasingly need a bachelor’s degree to advance beyond entry-level positions.
The median annual wage of logisticians was $70,800 in May 2010.
Employment of logisticians is expected to grow 26 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be driven by the important role of logistics in an increasingly global economy. Job prospects should be best for those with a college degree and work experience related to logistics.
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