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Supply Chain Management Certificate: Career Outlook

Become an indispensable asset.

Logisticians are responsible for managing the movement of a company’s products and supplies. As supply and distribution systems become increasingly complex and companies look for new ways to become more efficient and cut costs, the role of the logistician will continue to grow in importance.1

The federal government continues to be the top industry for logisticians, boasting the highest median annual wage of all other industries at $85,610.1

Purchasing Manager:


A purchasing manager develops policies and schedules for regular procurements, trains and supervises staff, develops relationships with suppliers and negotiates supply and shipping prices.2

Master’s-educated purchasing managers earn a median salary of $118,940. The top 10 percent of purchasing managers earn more than $187,060.3

Transportation Manager:


A transportation manager oversees the entire transportation process of a company or an organization.2 In addition to managing and coordinating the transportation network, they could also be responsible for domestic and/or international trade requests — as well as providing input on strategic decisions and budgets.4  

Master’s-educated transportation managers earn a median salary of $91,213. The top 25 percent of transportation managers earn more than $108,000 annually.4 

Additional roles for Certificate in Supply Chain Management graduates:

  • International Logistics Manager
  • Supply Chain Software Manager
  • Warehouse Operations Manager
  • Category Manager
  • Supply Chain Planner
  • Materials Manager
  • Logistics Management Specialist
  • Procurement Manager

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When you complete this certificate program, you will be able to:

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Logisticians. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved November 13, 2019 from
  2. Burning Glass Technologies: Labor InsightTM. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Purchasing Managers, Buyers, and Purchasing Agents. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved November 21, 2019 from
  4. (2019). Transportation Manager. Retrieved November 21, 2019 from