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careers in transportation
Careers in Transportation

Sample careers within transportation industry

Links to transportation





the nation needs you
The Nation Needs You!

Click on the following web-sites to search for careers available within the Agency

Maritime Administration

Texas Department of


National Highway Traffic

Safety Administration

transportation demand facts
Transportation Demand Facts
  • Population
    • Increase by over 25 million in a decade
    • Reached 300 million in

Oct. 2007

  • Employees
    • Decrease by 42% in the next decade
  • Department Budgets
    • Increase by 56% due to the demand for professionals and reduced interest
materials testing technician
Materials Testing Technician
  • Education and Experience
    • Education equivalent to completion of an Associate degree in engineering technology
  • Duties
    • Inspects, samples, and tests constructional materials for compliance with plans and specifications on all types of public works projects

Salary Range: $ 36,562 - 46,654

concrete construction special inspector
Concrete Construction Special Inspector
  • Education and Certification
    • A Minimum of two years of college or technical school, earning at least 60 credit hours
    • Certification as an ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I
  • Duties
    • Inspect and record the results of concrete construction inspection based on codes and job specifications

Salary Range: $ 36,250 – 54,750

  • Education
    • Associate’s (AA) Degree
  • Duties
    • Supervise and coordinate of the movement of products between the loading terminal(s) and the customer’s facility in the most prompt and efficient manner possible while insuring all procedures and directives of management concerning dispatch

Salary: $28,751 - 34,764

warehouse supervisor
Warehouse Supervisor
  • Education
    • Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school
  • Duties
    • Selects, trains, directs and motivates employees; evaluates performance and recommends salary actions. Assists in warehouse work to ensure daily operations. Must be acknowledgeable in company policies, plans, and benefits. Warehouse Manager Driving are needed for all shifts; include Forklift, Cox Vehicle, and EZ.

Salary: $32,896 - $59,514  

rail yard engineers
Rail Yard Engineers
  • Education
    • Associate’s (AA) Degree
  • Duties
    • Drives switching locomotive within railroad yard to switch railroad cars, inspects engine at start and end of shift, observes oil, air, and steam pressure gauges, and water level, inspects track for defects, and assists in installation or repair of rails and ties

Salary: $32,740 – 43,559

civil cad drafter
Civil CAD Drafter
  • Education
    • Associate’s Degree in Civil Technology or related field Proficient with AutoCad 2-4 years experience as civil technician
  • Duties
    • Assist in the preparation of construction drawings for land development and municipal projects, such as subdivisions, utility design and distribution, storm water systems, streets/roadways, wastewater collection and water distribution systems

Salary: $32,400 – 44,750

traffic technician
Traffic Technician
  • Education
    • Completion of 12 semester or 18 quarter units in electronics technology at an accredited community college
  • Duties
    • Gather and analyze information about traffic conditions, set up counters to learn how many vehicles use the road or intersection during the day, then build a picture of the site and attempt to understand what drivers experience when they drive through that area.

Salary: $38,988 – 48,312

sign technician
Sign Technician
  • Education
    • 2 years experience in computer graphics
    • Technical training in computer-aided drafting may be substituted for experience
  • Duties
    • Performs skilled work in the production, repair and installation of signs and performs skilled carpentry work

Salary: $38,988 – 48,312

customer logistics manager
Customer Logistics Manager
  • Education
    • Associates Degree in Supply Chain Logistics, Transportation, Business or related field need with a Bachelor degree preferred
  • Duties
    • Responsible for all aspects of operations and account management
    • Duties of this position include customer service, routing and driver management.

Salary: $38,988 – 48,312

quality control manager
Quality Control Manager
  • Education
    • Associate’s degree
    • State certifications and advanced training in asphalt mix designs
  • Duties
    • Supervise the entire process of ensuring quality HMA materials
    • These researchers also develop new HMA mix designs for the roads of tomorrow.

Salary: $38,000 – 63,000

cargo and freight agents
Cargo and Freight Agents
  • Education
    • Associate’s degree
  • Duties
    • Expedite and route movement of incoming and outgoing cargo and freight shipments in airline, train, and trucking terminals, and shipping docks
    • Prepare and examine bills of lading to determine shipping charges and tariffs

Salary: $25,720 - 43,250

airplane assemblers
Airplane Assemblers
  • Education
    • Associate’s Degree
  • Duties
    • Inspect and measure parts prior to assembly
    • Fit and install aircraft skins, frames, controls, and other systems
    • Join and align the pieces of the frame

Salary: $34,379 – 53,760