Logistics and Transportation

An increased demand for shipping raw materials and finished products over highways, rail lines, and waterways should contribute to employment growth. The sector had the fourth largest increase in employment from 2010 to 2014.

Employer types that can be expected are trucking, rail transportation, warehousing, and distribution. Many businesses have a logisitics department internally.

Jobs in Logistics and Transportation

  • Freight Handler

    Hand laborers and material movers manually move freight, stock, or other materials.

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  • Forklift Operator

    Operate fork lifts equipped to move materials around a warehouse, storage yard, factory, construction site, or similar location.

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  • Service Technician

    Repair automobiles, trucks, buses, and other vehicles. Master mechanics repair virtually any part on the vehicle or specialize in the transmission system.

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  • Truck Driver

    Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). Requires commercial drivers’ license.

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  • Logistics Specialist

    Analyze and coordinate the logistical functions of a firm or organization. Responsible for the entire life cycle of a product.

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Logistics and Transportation Stats


$42790

2014 Average Wage


This was the average annual wage in the U.S. for 2014.


12656

New Jobs (2010-2014)


12,656 new jobs from 2010 to 2014 in the US.


2.03%

State’s Overall Jobs


Transportation occupations account for almost 2.03% of the state’s overall job openings.