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.
 
Program of Study-Courses You Will Take

 

Typical Career Paths

Supply Chain Management
Transportation/Carrier Management
Third Party Logistics
Consulting

 

Some Related Career Titles

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

  • Corporate Researcher
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Distribution Center Manager
  • Distribution Planning
  • Distribution Management
  • Finance Specialist
  • Import/Export Analyst 
  • International Logistics Manager 
  • Inventory Control Manager 
  • Inventory Planning
  • Logistics Software Manager 
  • Logistics Trainer
  • Management Information System Planning
  • Marketing Analyst 
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Materials Analyst 
  • Material Handling Operations
  • Order Entry
  • Packaging
  • Production Planning Analyst 
  • Production and Operations Specialist
  • Purchasing Analyst 
  • Purchaser
  • 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

Match This Major To Careers

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What Can I do With This Major?  

 

Beginning Salary Range

 

Payscale.com- What are Typical Salaries?     Transportation
For updated salary information exclusive to the State of Florida go to: http://www.FLChoices.org

 

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

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 
World Logistics Development and Promotion Organization
Global Logistics Associates
Professional Logistics Group

 

 

Job Search Information 

National Organizations or Databases
http://www.businessworkforce.com/
http://www.jobs4logistics.com/ 
http://www.jobsinlogistics.com/ 
http://www.logisticsjobsite.com/ 
http://www.logisticsworld.com/ 
http://www.logjobs.com/
http://supplychainjobs.com/  
http://www.transportationmanager.net/ 
http://www.usajobs.gov/  

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

http://www.logisticsjobs.org

http://www.supplychainopz.com/2014/10/supply-chain-jobs.html

 

 

Graduate Schools 

Applying To Graduate and Professional Schools

 

 

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