Logisticians held about 130,400 jobs in 2014. The industries that employed the most logisticians were as follows:
Professional, scientific, and technical services
Management of companies and enterprises
Although logisticians work in nearly every industry, nearly half of them are employed in manufacturing and the federal government. About 26 percent of logisticians worked in manufacturing, and about 22 percent worked in the federal government. Some logisticians work in the logistical department of a company, and others work for firms that specialize in logistical work, such as freight-shipping companies.
The job can be stressful because logistical work is fast-paced. Logisticians must ensure that operations stay on schedule, and they must work quickly to solve any problems that arise. Some logisticians travel to manufacturing plants or distribution centers.
Most logisticians work full time during regular business hours. However, they sometimes work overtime to ensure that operations stay on schedule. Nearly one-fourth of these workers worked more than 40 hours per week in 2014.