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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.

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  

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

Match This Major To Careers

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Beginning Salary Range What are Typical Salaries?     Transportation

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. 

Salary Resources  

Skills Needed For This Career 

Reading Comprehension   Active Listening Skills
Math and 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 and written communication skills   Active learner
Understanding of computer programs   Investigating data to solve problems
Organizational skills   Time Management skills


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 
Global Logistics Associates
Professional Logistics Group

Job Search Information 

National Organizations or Databases BNSF Railway

Graduate Schools

Applying To Graduate and Professional Schools

UNF Academic Program

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

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