Transport Operations


Freight and Cargo Inspectors

inspect the handling, storage, and stowing of freight and cargoes.
$81320
Bachelor’s degree
Strong job growth
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Locomotive Firers

monitor locomotive instruments and watch for dragging equipment, obstacles on rights-of-way, and train signals during run. Watch for and relay traffic signals from yard workers to yard engineer in railroad yard.
$55890
No degree required
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Railroad Brake and Switch Operators

operate railroad track switches. Couple or uncouple rolling stock to make up or break up trains. Signal engineers by hand or flagging. May inspect couplings, air hoses, journal boxes, and hand brakes.
$55890
No degree required
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Ship and Boat Captains

command vessels in oceans, bays, lakes, rivers, or coastal waters.
$89740
Post-secondary certificate
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
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Ship, Boat and Barge Mates

Brian Kearin from A sportfishing boat and barge that serviced a private island with ~500 residents
2 reviews
supervise or coordinate activities of crew aboard ships, boats, barges, or dredges.
$89740
No degree required
Strong job growth
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Ship Pilots

command ships to steer them into and out of harbors, estuaries, straits, or sounds, or on rivers, lakes, or bays. Must be licensed by U.S. Coast Guard with limitations indicating class and tonnage of vessels for which license is valid and route and waters that may be piloted.
$89740
No degree required
Strong job growth
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Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers

1 reviews
drive bus or motor coach, including regular route operations, charters, and private carriage. May assist passengers with baggage. May collect fares or tickets.
$48110
No degree required
Strong job growth
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School Bus Drivers

transport students or special clients, such as the elderly or persons with disabilities. Ensure adherence to safety rules. May assist passengers in boarding or exiting.
$34360
No degree required
Strong job growth
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Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs

drive automobiles, vans, or limousines to transport passengers. May occasionally carry cargo. Includes hearse drivers.
$34360
No degree required
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
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Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors

supervise and coordinate the activities of ground crew in the loading, unloading, securing, and staging of aircraft cargo or baggage. May determine the quantity and orientation of cargo and compute aircraft center of gravity. May accompany aircraft as member of flight crew and monitor and handle cargo in flight, and assist and brief passengers on safety and emergency procedures. Includes loadmasters.
$59620
No degree required
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Commercial Pilots

pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-wing aircraft on nonscheduled air carrier routes, or helicopters. Requires Commercial Pilot certificate. Includes charter pilots with similar certification, and air ambulance and air tour pilots. Excludes regional, national, and international airline pilots.
$110830
Bachelor’s degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
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Airfield Operations Specialists

ensure the safe takeoff and landing of commercial and military aircraft. Duties include coordination between air-traffic control and maintenance personnel, dispatching, using airfield landing and navigational aids, implementing airfield safety procedures, monitoring and maintaining flight records, and applying knowledge of weather information.
$58360
Bachelor’s degree
High job satisfaction
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Flight Attendants

Nicole Janowski from A major US airline
2 reviews
monitor safety of the aircraft cabin. Provide services to airline passengers, explain safety information, serve food and beverages, and respond to emergency incidents.
$59150
Associate’s degree
High job satisfaction
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Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

operate industrial trucks or tractors equipped to move materials around a warehouse, storage yard, factory, construction site, or similar location.
$39210
No degree required
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Ambulance Drivers and Attendants

1 reviews
drive ambulance or assist ambulance driver in transporting sick, injured, or convalescent persons. Assist in lifting patients.
$30700
No degree required
Strong job growth
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Sailors and Marine Oilers

stand watch to look for obstructions in path of vessel, measure water depth, turn wheel on bridge, or use emergency equipment as directed by captain, mate, or pilot. Break out, rig, overhaul, and store cargo-handling gear, stationary rigging, and running gear. Perform a variety of maintenance tasks to preserve the painted surface of the ship and to maintain line and ship equipment. Must hold government-issued certification and tankerman certification when working aboard liquid-carrying vessels. Includes able seamen and ordinary seamen.
$55680
No degree required
Strong job growth
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Airline Pilots

Victor Costello from RyanAir
Kate Tian from An air ambulance service in Alberta
Brett Manders from
Martin Pletzer from A major European Airline
Patrick Smith from One of the bigger commercial carriers
5 reviews
pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-wing aircraft, usually on scheduled air carrier routes, for the transport of passengers and cargo. Requires Federal Air Transport certificate and rating for specific aircraft type used. Includes regional, national, and international airline pilots and flight instructors of airline pilots.
$186870
Bachelor’s degree
High job satisfaction
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Subway and Streetcar Operators

operate subway or elevated suburban trains with no separate locomotive, or electric-powered streetcar, to transport passengers. May handle fares.
$65480
No degree required
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Motorboat Operators

Chaz Wyland from
1 reviews
operate small motor-driven boats. May assist in navigational activities.
$53500
Post-secondary certificate
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Ship Engineers

supervise and coordinate activities of crew engaged in operating and maintaining engines, boilers, deck machinery, and electrical, sanitary, and refrigeration equipment aboard ship.
$81110
Post-secondary certificate
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Locomotive Engineers

drive electric, diesel-electric, steam, or gas-turbine-electric locomotives to transport passengers or freight. Interpret train orders, electronic or manual signals, and railroad rules and regulations.
$70660
No degree required
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Couriers and Messengers

pick up and deliver messages, documents, packages, and other items between offices or departments within an establishment or directly to other business concerns, traveling by foot, bicycle, motorcycle, automobile, or public conveyance.
$33010
No degree required
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Bridge and Lock Tenders

operate and tend bridges, canal locks, and lighthouses to permit marine passage on inland waterways, near shores, and at danger points in waterway passages. May supervise such operations. Includes drawbridge operators, lock operators, and slip bridge operators.
$49610
No degree required
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Delivery Drivers

1 reviews
drive a light vehicle, such as a truck or van, with a capacity of less than 26,001 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), primarily to pick up merchandise or packages from a distribution center and deliver. May load and unload vehicle.
$41050
No degree required
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Rail Yard Engineers

drive switching or other locomotive or dinkey engines within railroad yard, industrial plant, quarry, construction project, or similar location.
$55200
No degree required
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CDL Truck Drivers

1 reviews
drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,001 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers’ license. Includes tow truck drivers.
$48710
No degree required
Strong job growth
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Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters

coordinate activities of switch-engine crew within railroad yard, industrial plant, or similar location. Conductors coordinate activities of train crew on passenger or freight trains. Yardmasters review train schedules and switching orders and coordinate activities of workers engaged in railroad traffic operations, such as the makeup or breakup of trains and yard switching.
$65440
No degree required
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