10 Fastest Growing Jobs in Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

What are the fastest growing careers in Transportation, Distribution & Logistics?

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics careers include jobs in moving people and products from one place to another by road, air, rail, and water. 

Here is a list of 10 fastest growing careers in the Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Career Cluster with substantial job demand.

  1. Taxi Drivers: Projected Job Growth: 19.19%
    Drive a motor vehicle to transport passengers on an unplanned basis and charge a fare, usually based on a meter.
  2. Couriers and Messengers: Projected Job Growth: 18.53%
    Pick up and deliver messages, documents, packages, and other items between offices or departments within an establishment or directly to other business concerns, traveling by foot, bicycle, motorcycle, automobile, or public conveyance.
  3. Logisticians: Projected Job Growth: 14.64%
    Analyze and coordinate the ongoing 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.
  4. Logistics Analysts: Projected Job Growth: 14.64%
    Analyze product delivery or supply chain processes to identify or recommend changes. May manage route activity including invoicing, electronic bills, and shipment tracing. 
  5. Logistics Engineers: Projected Job Growth: 14.64%
    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.
  6. Flight Attendants: Projected Job Growth: 12.31%
    Monitor safety of the aircraft cabin. Provide services to airline passengers, explain safety information, serve food and beverages, and respond to emergency incidents. 
  7. Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators: Projected Job Growth: 9.06%
    Operate industrial trucks or tractors equipped to move materials around a warehouse, storage yard, factory, construction site, or similar location.
  8. Light Truck Drivers: Projected Job Growth: 8.89%
    Drive a light vehicle, such as a truck or van, with a capacity of less than 26,001 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), primarily to pick up merchandise or packages from a distribution center and deliver. May load and unload vehicle.
  9. Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs: Projected Job Growth: 8.65%
    Drive a motor vehicle to transport passengers on a planned or scheduled basis. May collect a fare. Includes nonemergency medical transporters and hearse drivers.
  10. Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand: Projected Job Growth: 6.63%
    Manually move freight, stock, luggage, or other materials, or perform other general labor. Includes all manual laborers not elsewhere classified.

This list was developed to provide meaningful information, so only occupations with a minimum number of available jobs were included.

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