Transportation Careers

Transportation Careers Overview

Transportation Careers Overview

Planes, trains and automobiles: it's all transportation and there are transportation careers that cover them all. From airline occupations to bus and truck drivers to railroad jobs, there are a number of different careers in transportation to choose from. Most transportation involves helping people get from one place to another, but even the truck driving jobs that transport products involves interacting with people, so in addition to training for any given job, good communication and people skills are useful for transportation careers.

Transportation Education

Most transportation jobs only require a minimum of a high school degree, although air traffic controllers are required to have an associate's degree, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Even commercial pilots don't need a degree, but pilots wishing to work for an airline are typically required to have a bachelor's degree and all pilots must be certified through the Federal Aviation Administration. Truck drivers are also required to be certified through postsecondary education in order to drive the big rigs.

Transportation Job Market

The outlook for transportation jobs depends on which type of transportation job you're talking about. Air travel has declined over the recent years, causing a halt in the growth in the air transportation job market. Even though no increases are anticipated, there were approximately 200,000 jobs associated with air travel in 2012. Drivers of trucks, buses and taxis accounted for over 2 million jobs in 2012 with an expected average increase of around 10 percent in driving jobs by 2022. Like air transportation, railroad travel has declined with no expected increase over the next 10 years. There were 113,800 railroad jobs in 2012 and, even though no new positions are likely to be added in rail or air transportation, retiring workers will open positions for new workers to fill.

Transportation Salaries

With such a broad range of jobs in the transportation field, there's also a broad range of salaries. Drivers of busses, trucks and taxis bring in the lowest amounts ranging from $22,800 to $38,200. Air transportation jobs are at the higher end with air traffic controllers averaging about $122,530 and pilots making a median salary of $98,410. Flight attendants, though, average quite a bit less at $37,240 annually. Rail workers fall somewhere in the middle, with an average annual salary of $52,400.

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Olympia, Washington

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David Evans and Associates

Bellevue, Washington, 98005

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David Evans and Associates

Bellevue, Washington, 98005

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New York City, New York, 10013

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