Why logistics is a popular career choice for millennials

Posted by Harriet Mills on Jul 6, 2015 1:14:41 PM

Logistics is a Career Choice and not just a Job

If you are a millennial thinking of career options, you probably think of several fields—but do you think of logistics? If you don’t, you should. Logistics is one of the nation’s hottest industries with an unemployment rate of 1.4 percent and a median salary of $73,400, according to research from U.S. News & World Report. There are more than 27,600 logisticians currently employed, and many of them are sticking around for the long haul.

Sydnee Yeary, corporate recruiter for Choptank Transport Inc., says it’s easy to see why more and more people, especially millennials, are making logistics a career choice. “The industry is growing,” she said. “There’s plenty of room for advancement and management opportunities. At Choptank Transport, for example, 95 percent of our managers were internal hires.”

The growth of a global economy has increased the demand for logistics professionals and provided long-term stability the industry, qualities not found in many other professions. Others professionals are drawn to the profession because it rewards go-getters with limitless earning potential.

“There are a lot of different career paths you can take in this industry,” Yeary said. “From HR to sales to accounting, there are many opportunities.” One of the most lucrative jobs in the market right now exists in sales, whether it be as a logistics coordinator or as a customer sales representative. Shippers are outsourcing their freight needs in increasing numbers and there is ample business to go around.

Careers at Choptank

As a corporate recruiter, Yeary finds discussing the positive aspects of working for Choptank Transport to be one of the easiest parts of her job. Recognized in 2014 and 2015 for the Top Workplaces award by the Washington Post, Choptank Transport offers employees limitless earning and growth potential.

“The company culture welcomes you and our training programs give people the tools they need to learn the industry,” Yeary said.

At Choptank Transport, employees enjoy uncapped incentives. They start earning those incentives as soon as their first sale. “The moment you hit the phone, you go,” Yeary said, adding that while everyone has individual goals, the company still practices a team-orientated approach to problem solving.

“I just like the industry and the culture,” Yeary said. “I love it.”

To learn more about careers available in the logistics industry and at Choptank Transport, visit ChoptankTransport.com today.

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