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Career and Education Opportunities for Logistics Specialists in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has a population of 12,604,767, which has grown by 2.64% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Keystone State," its capital is Harrisburg, though its largest city is Philadelphia.

About 4,900 people are currently employed as logistics specialists in Pennsylvania. By 2016, this is expected to grow 20% to about 5,850 people employed. This is better than the nation as a whole, where employment opportunities for logistics specialists are expected to grow by about 19.6%. In general, logistics specialists analyze and coordinate the logistical functions of a firm or organization.

The income of a logistics specialist is about $33 hourly or $69,180 per year on average in Pennsylvania. In the U.S. as a whole, their income is about $31 hourly or $66,480 annually on average. Incomes for logistics specialists are better than in the overall category of Logistics and Planning in Pennsylvania, and better than the overall Logistics and Planning category nationally. Jobs in this field include: logistics engineer, automated logistics specialist, and logistics team lead.

In 2008, there were a total of 7,407,409 jobs in Pennsylvania. The average annual income was $39,762 in 2008, up from $38,738 the preceding year. The unemployment rate in Pennsylvania was 8.1% in 2009, which has grown by 2.8% since the previous year. About 22.4% of Pennsylvania residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Pennsylvania include railroad rolling stock manufacturing, women's' cut apparel manufacturing, and community care facilities for the elderly. Notable tourist attractions include the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, and the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary.

CITIES WITH Logistics Specialist OPPORTUNITIES IN Pennsylvania


JOB DESCRIPTION: Logistics Specialist

In general, logistics specialists analyze and coordinate the logistical functions of a firm or organization. They also responsible for the entire life cycle of a product, including acquisition, and final disposal of resources.

Every day, logistics specialists are expected to be able to think through problems and come up with general rules. They need to listen to and understand others in meetings. It is also important that they articulate ideas and problems.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania photo by Ed Yakovich

Pennsylvania has a population of 12,604,767, which has grown by 2.64% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Keystone State," its capital is Harrisburg, though its most populous city is Philadelphia. In 2008, there were a total of 7,407,409 jobs in Pennsylvania. The average annual income was $39,762 in 2008, up from $38,738 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Pennsylvania was 8.1% in 2009, which has grown by 2.8% since the previous year. About 22.4% of Pennsylvania residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Pennsylvania include railroad rolling stock manufacturing, women's' cut apparel manufacturing, and community care facilities for the elderly. Notable tourist destinations include the Marian Anderson Residence Museum, the American Interfaith Institute, and the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary.