What Can You Do With A Major In Transportation and Logistics?

The Transportation and Logistics degree focuses on the movement of people, materials and equipment from one place to another.  The logistics required for the numerous methods of transportation in an industrialized society.  Students may elect to specialize in such transportation areas as trucking, automobiles, busing, railroad transportation, waterways, construction and machine operating, industrial machine operating, aircraft etc.


Typical Career Paths

Supply Chain Management
Transportation/Carrier Management
Third Party Logistics

Some Related Career Titles

(To research these titles and more go to: (Occupational Outlook Handbook) and see the related print resources in the Career Services Library).


Entry Level Jobs 

Import/Export Analyst

Inventory Control Manager

Marketing Analyst

Logistic Coordinator 

2 Years Minimum Experience Needed Positions and/or Master Degree  

Distribution Center Manager 

International Logistic Manager 

Production Planning Analyst 

Purchasing Analyst 

Transportation Manager 






General Career Directions

  • Distribution Center Manager
  • Import/Export Analyst
  • International Logistics Manager
  • Inventory Control Manager
  • Logistics Software Manager
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Materials Analyst
  • Production Planning Analyst
  • Purchasing Analyst
  • Quality Analyst
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Transportation Manager
  • Warehouse Operations Manager


Typical Employers/Work Settings 

  • Airline Companies
  • Auto Companies
  • Consulting Firms
  • Contract Military
  • Delivery Firms
  • Distribution Centers
  • Government Agencies
  • Manufacturing Firms
  • Pipeline Industries
  • Public Transit Companies
  • State/Local Government Agencies
  • Rail Road Companies
  • Transportation Companies
  • Water Industries

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Beginning Salary Range 

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National Average:  Entry Level with a Bachelor’s Degree: $33,000- From the Spring 2008 NACE Salary Survey (National Association of Colleges and Employers)  Note: starting salaries directly correlate with level of each student's GPA, Internship Experience and professionalism.
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Skills Needed For This Career


Reading comprehension

Active listening skills

Math & science skills

Critical thinking

Different learning strategies

Giving advice on business or research


Ability to prepare technical reports

Design systems

Work independently and on a team

Oral & Written communication skills

Active learner

Understanding of computer programs

Investigating data to solve problems



Links To Professional Associations 

Professional Associations are important to explore because many offer student memberships and can give you access to other professionals and their experiences, research, convention or workshop opportunities, professional development and most importantly job databases.
American Society for Transportation and Logistics 
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals 
International Society of Logistics
Transportation Intermediaries Association  

The Institute of Logistics and Transportation



Job Search Information 

National Organizations or Databases

http://www.bnsf.com/careers- BNSF Railway





Graduate Schools 

Local Programs - Master of Business Administration and other related programs
University of North Florida  
 Barry University 
Florida A&M 
University of Florida
University of West Florida 

Other resources for graduate program research



Link To UNF Program 


The  Coggin College of Business   at the University of North Florida offers a Bachelor of Business Administration in  Transportation and Logistics . 

Career Action Plan

  • Conduct an informational interview and/or shadow a professional in this field
  • Develop leadership skills by participating in on-campus activities (RA, Student Government, Presidential Envoy, Peer Advisor, etc. )
  • Join a professional association for this career field
  • Look to get internship experience in your junior and senior years 

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