While logisticians might not be high up on the list of possible job choices for kids whose parents aren’t in the field, it is an essential and ultimately satisfying career path.
The icing on the cake? Careers in logistics pay well too.
Jennifer Long of Business 2 Community offers these eight reasons for pursuing a career in logistics.
There are opportunities in this profession regardless of the level of education. Typically, those with a bachelor’s degree have a higher projected career advancement level, though many professionals start with an associates degree or less.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the current median income for logistics professionals is $73,870 per year ($35.51 per hour).
Because logistics is vital to all industries, jobs in this field are available in virtually every location. Whether you want to relocate to a new environment or want to settle in your current area, you’ll find employment opportunities in or near the place you want to call home.
Because logistics is such a wide and varied industry, there are plenty of opportunities to specialize in certain sectors, which increases your potential for intricate knowledge and hiring desirability.
Employees in the supply chain and logistics field tend to be far more content than professionals in other industries. In fact, in a career study compiled by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, 89% indicated that career opportunities in the field are better than ever before and 79% say they are happy with their current job.
Unlike other fields where many professionals reach a certain point and can go no further, logistics offers ample room for career growth, especially for those professionals who seek to build on their education and are versatile in their ability to manage new responsibilities. Someone who wants to move ahead in the field can find the tools and support to build a lucrative and successful career.
For those seeking a career in logistics, there are plenty of entry level opportunities to choose from. Many companies offer internships for those still completing their studies in the field.
As long as people consumer products and shop online, you can guarantee that the demand for logisticians will hold steady.
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