Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

A career in this industry might include driving trucks, trains, or aircraft. It may also include maintaining delivery systems or repair for vehicles in a distribution network.

There are 65 careers in this industry

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Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors

Supervise and coordinate the activities of ground crew in the loading, unloading, securing, and staging of aircraft cargo or baggage. May determine the quantity and orientation of cargo and compute aircraft center of gravity. May accompany aircraft as member of flight crew and monitor and handle cargo in flight, and assist and brief passengers on safety and emergency procedures. Includes loadmasters.

  • Average Salary:$53,540
  • Most Common Education:High school

Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

  • Average Salary:$65,380
  • Most Common Education:Post-secondary certificate

Aircraft Service Attendants

Service aircraft with fuel. May de-ice aircraft, refill water and cooling agents, empty sewage tanks, service air and oxygen systems, or clean and polish exterior.

  • Average Salary:$36,390
  • Most Common Education:Not available

Airfield Operations Specialists

Ensure the safe takeoff and landing of commercial and military aircraft. Duties include coordination between air-traffic control and maintenance personnel, dispatching, using airfield landing and navigational aids, implementing airfield safety procedures, monitoring and maintaining flight records, and applying knowledge of weather information.

  • Average Salary:$47,880
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree

Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers

Pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-wing aircraft, usually on scheduled air carrier routes, for the transport of passengers and cargo. Requires Federal Air Transport certificate and rating for specific aircraft type used. Includes regional, national, and international airline pilots and flight instructors of airline pilots.

  • Average Salary:$202,180
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree

Air Traffic Controllers

Control air traffic on and within vicinity of airport, and movement of air traffic between altitude sectors and control centers, according to established procedures and policies. Authorize, regulate, and control commercial airline flights according to government or company regulations to expedite and ensure flight safety.

  • Average Salary:$129,750
  • Most Common Education:High school

Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians

Drive ambulance or assist ambulance driver in transporting sick, injured, or convalescent persons. Assist in lifting patients.

  • Average Salary:$29,120
  • Most Common Education:High school

Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants

Service automobiles, buses, trucks, boats, and other automotive or marine vehicles with fuel, lubricants, and accessories. Collect payment for services and supplies. May lubricate vehicle, change motor oil, refill antifreeze, or replace lights or other accessories, such as windshield wiper blades or fan belts. May repair or replace tires.

  • Average Salary:$29,330
  • Most Common Education:High school

Automotive Body and Related Repairers

Repair and refinish automotive vehicle bodies and straighten vehicle frames.

  • Average Salary:$47,270
  • Most Common Education:High school

Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers

Replace or repair broken windshields and window glass in motor vehicles.

  • Average Salary:$37,920
  • Most Common Education:High school