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Transportation and Material Moving – Job Summaries

Transportation and Material Moving – Job Summaries

Transportation and Material Moving

Employment in transportation and material moving occupations is projected to grow 3 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations, and add about 448,900 jobs. Material moving workers are expected to be needed to move materials in nearly all sectors of the economy. Additionally, the economy depends on truck drivers to transport freight and keep supply chains moving. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, September 2020).

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Air Traffic Controllers

Air traffic controllers coordinate the movement of aircraft to maintain safe distances between them.

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Airline and Commercial Pilots

Airline and commercial pilots fly and navigate airplanes, helicopters, and other aircraft.

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Commodities Shipper

Water transportation workers operate and maintain vessels that take cargo and people over water.

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Delivery Driver (Amazon, UPS, FedEx)

Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers pick up, transport, and drop off packages and small shipments within a local region or urban area.

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Flight Attendant

Flight attendants provide routine services and respond to emergencies to ensure the safety and comfort of airline passengers.

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Heavy and Tractor-trailer Truck Driver

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers transport goods from one location to another.

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Helicopter Pilot

Airline and commercial pilots fly and navigate airplanes, helicopters, and other aircraft.

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Port Manager

Logisticians analyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain. Water transportation workers operate and maintain vessels that take cargo and people over water.

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Public Transit Driver

Public transit drivers transport people from Point A to Point B.

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Transportation Modeling Specialist

Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations.

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Water Transportation Workers

Water transportation workers operate and maintain vessels that take cargo and people over water.

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Uber/Lyft Driver

Passenger vehicle drivers operate buses, taxis, and other modes of transportation to take people from place to place.

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