6 Reasons to Consider a Logistics Career Path

December 04, 2017

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For those eager professionals looking to pursue a career in logistics, the time has never been better. Thousands of industries depend on logistics management to transport their materials in a timely manner, and yet there aren’t enough candidates to successfully fill all logistics positions.

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Are you thinking about starting down a logistics career path? Here are six reasons why you should consider entering this exciting and lucrative field.

1. There Have Never Been More Opportunities

Have you heard of the candidate shortage that is rampant in Canada right now? Employers are struggling to find talented, ambitious professionals to fill their roles—and the logistics industry is no exception.

Under the logistics umbrella, you could work in transportation, purchasing, warehousing, strategy, forecasting, operations, and materials handling—the opportunities are abundant and will only grow in the future.

2. Experience Variety

Are you tired of doing the same thing day after day? Always performing repetitive tasks can be exhausting. Do you lack interest and passion for your current industry? By considering a logistics career path, you could open up opportunities to work in many industries and with all types of companies.

Do you prefer working for small independent startups? Logistics can take you there. Is a Fortune 500 organization more your style? There’s opportunity for you there, too. You could work with food and beverages, pharmaceuticals consumer goods, and even within the government—the options are endless. Logistics and variety walk hand in hand—it’s up you to choose which direction you want to go.

3. Enter at Any Education Level

Logistics may seem like a complicated industry that requires years of schooling, but it’s actually accessible to all education levels—it just depends on which facet of the industry you want to enter.

Forklift drivers, warehouse employees, and even truck drivers are all positions within the logistics industry that don’t require a degree. It’s also possible to move up in the industry without a degree, making this area a great investment for your future.

4. There Are Jobs Near You

Have you ever thought you found your dream job, only to realize there aren’t any openings in your area? It’s not always an option to uproot your life for a job.

Luckily, careers in logistics can be found anywhere. Nearly every company has a need for logistics workers and managers, so you won’t have to make a difficult choice between your home and your career.

5. Make Connections

In the logistics career path, you’ll meet exciting, diverse professionals who have many of the same goals and aspirations you do. It’s not a solitary job, so those who thrive off of interpersonal relationships and teamwork are bound to do well in this area.

6. Experience Stability

Many industries experience ebbs and flows depending on the year or season, which can have an impact on employee paycheques. Working in an industry that doesn’t have guaranteed work can be a scary venture, especially if you have a family to care for. This isn’t something you’ll experience with logistics.

The logistics industry is innovative, sustainable, and rewarding—and it can provide the stability that many other industries cannot.


Nicola Malcolm

Nicola Malcolm

Nicola has over 20 years of staffing industry experience with global, international, and Canadian firms. She has a broad knowledge base from having worked at a temporary recruitment desk, as an on-site manager in a global warehouse and manufacturing company, and in marketing, IT and operations. In addition, Nicola managed a portfolio of MSP/VMS accounts for a global MSP, and currently manages the staffing supply of 10+ Canadian MSP/VMS programs. In her spare time, Nicola uses her recruiting background to help her family, friends, and personal network find meaningful work opportunities. She also enjoys applying her operational skills to plan family trips abroad as often as possible.

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