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Career Resources — Transportation

Industry Overview

The transportation industry is extremely large. It encompasses all of the business that move people or goods, by sea, air, or land from one destination to another.  This industry employs millions. Truck driving is one of the largest occupations in this industry but other career options are cargo and freight agent, import and export specialist, cargo handler, train engineer, distribution manager and logistics analyst. Transportation industry opportunities can be classified geographically as local, regional, national, or international. You first need to pay your dues at a local job before moving up to a regional position, and a regional job before a national one.

Resources

Wet Feet Wet Feet provides in-depth knowledge on the transportation industry. It gives an overview and provides information on the different departments within the transportation industry, including: technology, logistics, trucking, shipping, piloting, sales, marketing etc. Wet Feet also address the hours, pressures and salaries of working in the transportation industry.
O*Net O*Net provides students with comprehensive information about jobs within the different industries.  Required skills include:
  • System Analysis
  • Time Management
  • Operation Monitoring and Control
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Active Listening
Occupational Outlook Handbook The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a guide to career, training information, labor market and salaries.
   

Further Education

  • Education requirements vary depending on the field and position. In addition to your bachelor’s degree you may need additional certification or licensure depending on the position. For more information visit the Education Portal