Although an associate’s degree is sufficient for many logistician jobs, candidates increasingly need a bachelor’s degree to advance beyond entry-level positions. Logisticians can qualify for positions with an associate’s degree in business or engineering or by taking courses on logistics. However, as logistics becomes increasingly complex, more companies prefer to hire workers who have at least a bachelor’s degree.

Many logisticians also have a master’s degree in business, finance, industrial engineering, or supply chain management. Although it is not required, certification can demonstrate professional competence and a broad knowledge of logistics.

Logisticians typically need work experience in a field related to logistics or business. Because military operations require a large amount of logistical work, some logisticians gain work experience while serving in the military. Some firms allow applicants to substitute several years of work experience for a degree.

What are Logisticians like?


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Logisticians by Strongest Interest Archetype

Based on sample of 883 Sokanu users

Are Logisticians happy?


Logisticians rank among the least happy careers. Overall they rank in the 15th percentile of careers for satisfaction scores.

Logistician Career Satisfaction by Dimension

Percentile among all careers

Education History of Logisticians

The most common degree held by logisticians is Business Management And Administration. 8% of logisticians had a degree in business management and administration before becoming logisticians. That is over 1 times the average across all careers. Operations Logistics And E-Commerce graduates are the second most common among logisticians, representing 3% of logisticians in the Sokanu user base, which is 15.9 times the average.

Logistician Education History

This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming a Logistician, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.

Degree % of logisticians % of population Multiple
Business Management And Administration 7.9% 6.5% 1.2×
Operations Logistics And E-Commerce 2.9% 0.2% 15.9×
Marketing And Marketing Research 2.5% 2.2% 1.1×
Economics 2.2% 3.8% 0.6×
Communications 2.1% 3.3% 0.6×
Business 2.0% 2.4% 0.8×
Psychology 1.7% 6.8% 0.2×
International Business 1.6% 1.0% 1.6×
International Relations 1.6% 1.5% 1.0×
English Literature 1.4% 4.9% 0.3×
History 1.4% 2.2% 0.7×
Computer Science 1.0% 2.8% 0.4×
Foreign Language Studies 1.0% 1.3% 0.8×

Logistician Education Levels

75% of logisticians have a bachelor's degree. 8% of logisticians have a high school diploma.

No education 0%
High school diploma 8%
Associate's degree 8%
Bachelor's degree 75%
Master's degree 0%
Doctorate degree 0%

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