The expert organizer, a logistics technician (also called a logistician) manages warehouse facilities to make sure products reach customers on time.
Centrally located within the United States and home to DFW International Airport and George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas is a hub for distribution. And distribution means warehouses. Amazon, alone, continues to expand its fulfillment centers in Texas that employ more than 22,000 full-time people. Other corporate distribution centers include Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Walmart and UPS.
As a logistics technician, you create the databases that track, store and analyze inventory. You know everything that’s in stock, where it’s going and when it will arrive.
Many logisticians have a bachelor’s or associate degree in logistics and supply chain management or operations management. There are also certificate programs available.
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Not interested in a desk job? Today’s careers in manufacturing, transport and logistics are increasingly hi-tech, involving automation, robotics and other specialized skills and knowledge. You may be interested in joining a team at an advanced production plant or you may prefer being on the move within the growing transportation and logistics area. Regardless, the specialized skills you can get from certification and other training programs will qualify you for many of these careers.
Texas Labor Market Information, Texas Workforce Commission. Statewide wages by occupation, 2021. Statewide projections by occupation, 2020-2030.