The Transportation, Distribution and Logistics cluster focuses on the areas of mechanics, mathematics and design to work in careers related to managing and moving everything from people to company products through a range of transportation services. As people continue to rely on automobiles, more automotive service technicians will be needed to perform maintenance and repair on vehicles. Many employers in the automotive field have a difficult time finding qualified technicians, so applicants with training or certifications should have better job prospects.
Employment Projections: 2014-2024*
The Transportation, Distribution & Logistics cluster employed approximately 250,400 Virginians in 2014 but is expected to employ about 266,900 in 2024. This increase of about 16,500 workers represents 7 percent growth over the decade, slightly greater than the projected national average growth of 5 percent among all occupations in this cluster, based on Trailblazers analysis of information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics*.