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Railway Car Technician


The Railway Car Technician program is designed to teach students how to inspect, repair, replace and recondition mechanical or structural components and systems of freight cars and passenger coaches. Students with a mechanical aptitude and hands on skills, who are comfortable using many different types of power, pneumatic, and hydraulic tools or equipment, will be well suited for this job.

The Railway Car Technician Program usually takes 4 years to complete. Approx. 24 weeks of the program are designated for in-class study. After graduation, the Railway Car Technician will be well versed in welding, fabrication, brakes, coaches, and, most importantly, regulatory issues.

Careers

Rail Transportation Occupations
Wage: $64,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 9.1%
Self Employed: 0.0%
Unemployment Rate: 1.0%
Employed Part Time: 0.3%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
Wage: $46,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 4.8%
Self Employed: 0.0%
Unemployment Rate: 6.0%
Employed Part Time: 0.7%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training