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International Trade & Logistics

The Field

International Trade and International Logistics involve activities related to the global exchange of goods and services to satisfy needs. These activities include acquiring, developing and managing physical, financial, and human resources. 

The International Trade & International Logistics Programs at Skyline College

Skyline College's International Trade and International Logistics programs were designed to provide a pragmatic program for employment, continuing education, and education advancement in international trade and logistics. Skyline College offers a number of Associate Degrees and a Certificates of Completion in International Trade, Logistics and/or Business. Upon completion of a certificate, a student can continue with degree requirements to earn an Associate Degree of Science with a major in International Trade or International Logistics. 

Career Outlook

International trade and logistics are vital parts of California's economy. One out of every nine jobs in California is tied to trade and the state is one of the largest exporters in the U.S. With high growth in international trade, there are many opportunities for entrepreneurs and young graduates looking for rewarding careers.

Examples of specific career opportunities in international trade and logistisc are: Customs House Broker, Export Agent, Freight Forwarding Specialist, Account Executive, and a variety of positions within state and U.S. government agencies.

The State of California Employment Development Department provides an online Occupational Guide that provides helpful job descriptions, job outlooks and wages, and qualification requirements for a wide variety of careers. Use this guide to find more information about a career that may interest you.