Transportation Career Opportunities, salaries and recruitment


Transportation industry employs millions of people in various spheres, as it continues to attract young people to join it.  It is a growing industry and studies have shown that there would be around 250,000 new jobs available in transportation careers between 2004 and 2014.

Transportation industry is also being aided by Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED), by investing nearly $23,281,291 in the industry.

Employment opportunities arise in different areas, and you can move from regional to national or international locations, depending on your qualifications, experience and the career path you have chosen.

With technology greatly influencing how the transportation industry is run today, some of the ‘best and brightest’ minds are being enrolled for transportation jobs.  High school graduates, technical school/community college graduates are being sought after by the employers.

Recruitment opportunities differ for different transportation systems. Between 2006 and 2016, water transport jobs are projected to grow about 16%, while Rail transport jobs are expected to remain ‘favorable’ without any marked increase in the number of job opportunities. During this period, bus driver jobs are predicted to increase about 10% and aviation careers like those of aircraft pilots and flight engineer jobs are projected to grow about 13%. Transportation

The pay in the transport industry varies greatly, depending on the qualification, job and experience.  But on an average, salaries are quite good as compared to similar jobs in other industries.  Financial security is one of the riding factors for choosing a career in transportation.  Among all the transport careers, studies have shown that airline pilots earn much more than their equivalents in other transport jobs.

Category: Transportation Careers

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