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Analyze and coordinate the logistical functions of a firm or organization. Responsible for the entire life cycle of a product, including acquisition, distribution, internal allocation, delivery and final disposal of resources.
What Logisticians Do
Logisticians analyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain, the system that moves a product from supplier to consumer. They manage the entire life cycle of a product, which includes how a product is acquired, distributed, allocated and delivered.
Logisticians work in nearly every industry. The job can be stressful because logistical work is fast paced. Most logisticians work full time during regular business hours.
How to Become a Logistician
A bachelor’s degree is typically required for most positions, although an associate’s degree may be sufficient for some logistician jobs.
Employment of logisticians is projected to grow 2 percent from 2014 to 2024, slower than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be driven by the need for logistics in the transportation of goods in a global economy. Growth will be moderated, however, because this occupation is concentrated in government and manufacturing, both of which are projected to decline.