Global Trade and Transportation Pathway
Mid-level career jobs within the global trade or transportation sectors usually require a 4-year degree, several years of experience, and specialized training and possibly an industry-recognized credential. Community college students seeking a career in this field of study should get training and entry-level employment in the field early in their education so that they are in the best position possible to advance to a mid-level position in the industry upon graduation.
LA's ports are the main gateway for U.S. imports and exports of goods, employing over 100,000 people in LA County. But which jobs pay well and are expected to see strong hiring? How do people access those job opportunities? A report from Center for a Competitive Workforce, co-authored by LAEDC, helps colleges, job seekers and students understand which jobs offer good wages, hiring potential, and career pathways in this industry. The report is the 16th in the series exploring the major industries and occupations in LA County, with a focus on well-paying middle-skill occupations, accessible via community college study.
Logistics Career: Video
Logistics careers include working in warehouses for shippers and companies that distribute products locally and around the world, and managing processes so that packages arrive at the right location and on time.