Sample 1 - State of California

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Logisticians
(SOC Code : 13-1081)
in California

Analyze and coordinate the logistical functions of a firm or organization. Responsible for the entire life cycle of a product, including acquisition, distribution, internal allocation, delivery, and final disposal of resources.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$40.06$30.83$38.94$48.27

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2012 - 202213,70018,1004,40032.1590

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Management & Technical Consulting Svc 30,0549.8%
Aerospace Product & Parts Manufacturing 2957.4%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 9625.9%
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services10,0465.3%
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing 1,0945.2%
Scientific Research and Development Svc 6,1704.2%
Architectural and Engineering Services 22,8764.2%
Natural Gas Distribution 2072.8%
Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers 6,7832.5%
Pharmaceutical & Medicine Manufacturing 3722.4%
Power Generation and Supply 5372.4%
Semiconductor and Electronic Components 1,7262.0%
Medical Equipment and Supplies Mfg 3,1361.5%
Apparel/Piece Goods Merchant Wholesalers3,1281.2%
Communications Equipment Manufacturing 4561.2%
Warehousing and Storage 1,6701.2%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Operations Management and Supervision

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Maintain and develop positive business relationships with a customer`s key personnel involved in or directly relevant to a logistics activity.
Develop an understanding of customers` needs and take actions to ensure that such needs are met.
Direct availability and allocation of materials, supplies, and finished products.
Collaborate with other departments as necessary to meet customer requirements, to take advantage of sales opportunities or, in the case of shortages, to minimize negative impacts on a business.
Protect and control proprietary materials.
Review logistics performance with customers against targets, benchmarks and service agreements.
Develop and implement technical project management tools such as plans, schedules, and responsibility and compliance matrices.
Report project plans, progress, and results.
Direct team activities, establishing task priorities, scheduling and tracking work assignments, providing guidance, and ensuring the availability of resources.
Direct and support the compilation and analysis of technical source data necessary for product development.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

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Alternate Titles
Logistics Analysts; Logistics Engineers; Logistics Planners; Material Planners; Production Planners; Supply Chain Directors
 
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