Career Outlook for Bridge and Lock Tenders

Also known as:  Bridge Operator, Bridge Tender, Dam Tender, Lighthouse Keeper, Lock and Dam Operator
The overall job outlook for Bridge or Lock Tender careers has been relatively unchanged since 2004. Vacancies for this career have slightly decreased by 7.14 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 1.19 percent per year. Demand for Bridge and Lock Tenders is expected to go up, with an expected 1,850 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 7.12 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Bridge and Lock Tenders in the following states
Louisiana 370
Florida 270
New Jersey 170
Michigan 140
Wisconsin 130
West Virginia 130
Pennsylvania 130
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Bridge and Lock Tenders
Missouri 40
Virginia 40
Oregon 40
Oklahoma 40
Texas 50
Indiana 50
Iowa 70