Significant Information: Rail Transportation Occupations
- Opportunities are expected to be good for qualified applicants, mainly because of the large number of workers expected to retire or leave these occupations in the next decade.
- Employment is expected to decline due to productivity increases.
- Most workers begin as yard laborers and later may have the opportunity to train for engineer or conductor jobs.
- Eight out of 10 workers are members of unions, and earnings are relatively high.