Career Outlook for Rail Car Repairers

Also known as:  Freight Car Repairer, Mine Car Mechanic, Rail Car Maintenance Mechanic, Rail Car Mechanic, Streetcar Repairer, Subway Car Repairer, Tank Car Reconditioner, Trolley Car Mechanic, Trolley Car Overhauler
The overall job outlook for Rail Car Repairer careers has been relatively unchanged since 2004. Vacancies for this career have slightly increased by 6.28 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 1.05 percent per year. Demand for Rail Car Repairers is expected to go up, with an expected 5,320 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 3.45 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Rail Car Repairers in the following states
Illinois 1,800
Texas 1,770
Pennsylvania 1,420
California 1,290
Ohio 960
Nebraska 830
New Jersey 820
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Rail Car Repairers
South Carolina 70
Utah 80
Oklahoma 110
North Dakota 110
Mississippi 120
Iowa 160
Nevada 200