Career Information

What jobs can I get? How much can I get paid?

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce and Bureau of Labor Statistics, logistics is one of America’s largest and fastest growing industries, with more than $156 billion in annual expenditures that include:

  • equipment
  • information technology
  • services to move and store goods
  • salaries for more than 700,000 workers

Why are UPS, Walmart and Target so successful? One reason is that they understand how to run logistics operations smoothly, getting products where they need to be in the shortest time possible.

The world of the logistics professional includes:

  • Transportation and storage of materials and products
  • Supply chain management
  • Computer-based tracking technologies

Why is This a Good Career Bet?

Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas's targeted occupations lists logistics manager as a high-growth area this year. CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects job growth of 26% for cargo and freight agents; 20% for transportation and distribution managers; and 15% for expediting clerks through 2024 in Texas.

The DFW metroplex is one of the largest points of distribution and logistics in the United States. Whether you’re looking to earn a degree or certificate, or need specific skills to advance in your current job, you can learn:

  • Warehouse and distribution center management
  • Domestic and international transportation management
  • Storage and distribution
  • Inventory control
  • Production
  • RFID industrial applications and wireless information system
  • Freight loss and damage claims
  • Materials requirement planning
  • Transportation

Veterans and Military-Connected Students

Employers are looking for candidates with military experience and education in Logistics. Through Dallas College’s Military Preferred Hiring (MPH) initiative, we can help you connect to these employers and present all of your qualifications.

Find out more about Military Preferred Hiring (MPH).