In the Air Force:
Acquisition Manager; Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Independent Duty Medical Technician; Aircraft Armament Systems Helper, A10; Aircraft Loadmaster Craftsman, C-130H; Aircraft Loadmaster Journeyman, MC-130P; Contracting, C2ISREW; Ground Transportation Craftsman; Logistics Plans Manager; Medical Materiel Manager; Nuclear Weapons Helper; Unit Deployment Manager
In the Army:
Acquisition; Ammunition Specialist; Aviation Combined Arms Operations; Aviation Operations Specialist; Contract and Industrial Management; Health Services Materiel; Mobility Officer; Petroleum Systems Technician; Railway Specialist (USAR only); Transportation Management Coordinator; Unit Supply Specialist
In the Coast Guard:
Finance and Supply Specialty; Gunner's Mate; Marine Safety Specialist; Storekeeper
In the transportation industry, managers are responsible for the movement of people and goods over distances, whether by air, rail, ocean, or highway. They, and their staff, are responsible for launching and tracking the transport vehicles across the globe, and may even manage vehicle storage facilities from airports to truck warehouses. These managers invest much of their time keeping tabs on operations to make sure they comply with all types of policy and procedure, from safety rules to union contracts and government regulations. Transportation managers are in close communication with those involved in the transportation process; they need to keep up-to-the-minute tabs on the location of goods. Accuracy, time pressure and dealing with conflict or troubleshooting are normal parts of the job. Having the flexibility to move from being strong leaders who see the big picture, to planning the details, is a hallmark of the job. Entering the field usually requires a bachelor's degree in a business field. Knowledge of supply chain management, or contract negotiation, is helpful. Some jobs only require relevant work experience in the business, or the type of product they need to move.
What they do:
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
On the job, you would:
Supervise the activities of workers engaged in receiving, storing, testing, and shipping products or materials.
Plan, develop, or implement warehouse safety and security programs and activities.
Inspect physical conditions of warehouses, vehicle fleets, or equipment and order testing, maintenance, repairs, or replacements.
movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
Arts and Humanities
Math and Science
arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
talking to others
thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it
communicate by speaking
listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
notice when problems happen
use rules to solve problems
choose the right type of math to solve a problem
add, subtract, multiply, or divide
People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
Attention to Detail
You might use software like this on the job:
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
Warehouse management system WMS
Get started on your career:
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