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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.