Career Pathways in Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics

A career in transportation, distribution, and logistics requires certain skills and education depending on job requirements. Skills include planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail, and water and related professional support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistic services, mobile equipment and facility maintenance. Popular high-school courses include: Manufacturing I & II, Fundamentals of Electricity I & II, Digital Electronics, Aerospace Engineering, and Automotive Academy.

Training in the Following Career Skills

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High School Diploma or Equivalent Career Options

Cargo and Freight Agents

$43,210.00/yr

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Couriers and Messengers

$28,720.00/yr

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Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services

$24,700.00/yr

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Transportation Managers

$94,730.00/yr

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Hand Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers

$29,560.00/yr

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Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists

$51,920.00/yr

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Parking Lot Attendants

$23,870.00/yr

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Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

$62,920.00/yr

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Automotive Body and Related Repairers

$42,730.00/yr

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Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers

$34,170.00/yr

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Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

$40,710.00/yr

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Bus Drivers, School

$32,420.00/yr

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Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity

$42,080.00/yr

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Captains, Mates and Pilots of Water Vessels

$69,180.00/yr

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Commercial Pilots

$82,240.00/yr

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Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers

$35,590.00/yr

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Flight Attendants

$56,000.00/yr

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Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

$34,750.00/yr

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Logistics Managers

$94,730.00/yr

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Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines

$51,920.00/yr

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Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics

$40,180.00/yr

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Motorboat Operators

$50,290.00/yr

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Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks

$47,580.00/yr

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Sailors and Marine Oilers

$40,900.00/yr

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Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks

$33,030.00/yr

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Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs

$25,980.00/yr

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Tire Repairers and Changers

$27,890.00/yr

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Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspectors, Except Aviation

$73,780.00/yr

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Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer

$43,680.00/yr

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Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services

$32,810.00/yr

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Associate Degree Career Options

Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians

$67,010.00/yr

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Air Traffic Controllers

$124,540.00/yr

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Avionics Technicians

$64,140.00/yr

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Bachelor's Degree Career Options

Chemists

$76,890.00/yr

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Administrative Services Managers

$96,180.00/yr

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Industrial Safety and Health Engineers

$89,130.00/yr

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Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers

$140,340.00/yr

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Supply Chain Managers

$107,480.00/yr

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Doctorate or Professional Degree Career Options

No doctorate or professional degree career options available at this time.

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Continue to Explore this Pathway

Continue exploring this career path and building your plan! Find electives and Advanced Placement courses at your school aligned with this pathway, consider registering for a Kirkwood Career Academy, register for an internship or job shadow, and look for summer programs that will help you continue to build your knowledge and skills.