Top 10 Reasons to Join the Logistics Industry
Is the logistics industry right for you? With more than 1 million logistics job openings expected by 2017, you better believe it! Logistics jobs are expected to grow 22 percent a year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That is twice the average growth rate when compared to other occupations! Read our top 10 reasons to join the logistics industry so you don’t miss out on your true calling.
The Logistics Industry is Versatile
Logistics careers cater to a variety of people with different types of skill sets, regardless of education level or experience. Whether you are good with your hands or like to crunch numbers, the logistics industry has you covered.
A sampling of logistics industry job titles and descriptions include:
- Technology Specialists work on integration software and sites that are needed to keep the logistics machine humming smoothly.
- Logistics Account Executives deliver logistics/transportation and supply chain solutions in a brokerage environment.
- Directors of Warehouse Services grow and oversee warehouse service offerings and manage financial performance.
- Fleet Managers direct fleets of trucks and oversee drivers.
- Marketing Specialists help brainstorm and implement new marketing campaigns and strategies for logistics services.
- Truck Drivers, Fork Lift Operators and Warehouse Workers, among others, are all valuable parts of the logistics team as well.
Logistics Jobs are Booming
The numbers keep rising. The logistics industry is looking to fill approximately 1.4 million logistics jobs by 2018. In today’s increasingly competitive job market, that makes the logistics industry one you should be targeting.
Logistics is a Collaborative Environment
Logistics employees, known as logisticians, typically work for a business or organization’s supply chain. The supply chain is made up of many people in the organization working together to move a product, service, and related information from a supplier to a customer. The logistics team works in tandem with the customer to transfer their product from Point A to Point B safely and cost effectively. Employees work both on the front lines and behind the scenes to make sure the goods on the supply chain move seamlessly.
Learn New Skills
Skills that you will learn in the logistics industry that transfer to other fields include workflow optimization, general management, financial planning and forecasting.
Job Descriptions Vary
Do you like a challenge? Do you enjoy working a variety of projects? Then the logistics industry is for you. You will stay busy, your work is always interesting and every day is different.
Logistics Careers Pay Well
Logisticians get paid well. In 2015, the median annual salary for logisticians was $74,260, with the lowest-paid 10 percent earning $45,830 and the highest paid 10 percent earning $115,960.
Less Competition for New Jobs
The potential for those with technology backgrounds is in high demand. Many techies don’t know there are great opportunities for them at logistics companies. That means there is less competition for jobs, so go ahead and submit that resume.
Techies are Coveted in the Logistics Industry
The logistics industry is craving those with backgrounds in technology. Software developers, software testers and programmers are in high demand for logistics companies that develop software used for transportation to streamline the logistics supply chain.
Work Locations are Around the Globe
Companies with large logistics chains have offices in multiple cities, states across the country or around the world. That means you have the freedom to choose where you want to work and live.
Do you like to get recognized for your achievements? There are opportunities for promotions at a quick pace in the logistics industry. Logistics companies promote from within often because they want to keep the employees that know their supply chain operation inside-and-out.
R+L Carriers is seeking to fill open positions in logistics and technology among other positions. Family-owned and operated for more than 50 years, we offer a work environment that is fun and challenging. R+L Global Logistics is comprised of the best transportation specialists in the industry and is seeking to fill a variety of positions.
If you’re looking for a position in a company that values family and fun, apply today for a position at our R+L Career Center.
Originally published at hometown.rlcarriers.com on March 6, 2017.