Logistics Engineers

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What do they do?

Design or analyze operational solutions for projects such as transportation optimization, network modeling, process and methods analysis, cost containment, capacity enhancement, routing and shipment optimization, or information management.

Also known as:

Acquisition Logistics Engineer, Logistics Engineer, Reliability Engineer, Supportability Engineer, Systems Engineer

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Logisticians in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Logisticians is projected to grow 7 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 7.7%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #29 in job growth rate
  • 870

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #9 in net job growth
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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Logistics Engineers:

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.6%)
  • Master's degree (10.8%)
  • Bachelor's degree (33%)
  • Associate's degree (13.8%)
  • Some college, no degree (22.1%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (16.8%)
  • Less than high school diploma (2.9%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Advise others on logistics topics.
  • Develop business or financial information systems.
  • Analyze logistics processes.
  • Identify opportunities to improve operational efficiency.
  • Develop business or market strategies.
  • Estimate costs of goods or services.
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O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 26.0 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

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