When you go to the store, you know exactly where to find that toothpaste, oatmeal and dish soap. But how did it get there? For that, you’d have to consult a logistician. These professionals use complex computer software to track the movements of goods and products—and brainstorm ways to make the process smoother and more efficient. Some logisticians even work with government agencies to help clean up natural disasters.
Why It’s a Job of the Future Given the current global economy, companies are looking to streamline production and cut costs—and they’re hiring logisticians to do it. The Labor Department predicts a 26% job growth in this field by 2020, and with a median salary of $71,910, logisticians have it pretty good.