Career Clusters  Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

Introduction


Planning, managing and moving people, materials and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water, including related professional and technical support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment and facility maintenance.


Employment Outlook

Careers in this cluster fall into the transportation and material moving and the installation, maintenance, and repair occupational groups used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for occupational projections.

Transportation and Material Moving

Employment of transportation and material moving occupations is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations, adding 634,300 new jobs. Material moving workers are expected to be needed to move materials in nearly all sectors of the economy. Additionally, the economy depends on truck drivers to transport freight and keep supply chains moving.

Installation, Maintenance, and Repair

Employment of installation, maintenance, and repair occupations is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations, which will result in about 388,200 new jobs.