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.
A bachelor's degree is typically required for most positions, although an associate's degree may be sufficient for some logistician jobs.
The median annual wage for logisticians was $74,260 in May 2015.
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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