Career Outlook for Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators

Also known as:  Ballast Cleaning Machine Operator, Rail Maintenance Worker, Railroad Track Mechanic, Track Layer, Track Machine Operator, Track Maintainer, Track Moving Machine Operator, Track Repair Worker, Track Repairer, Track Service Worker
The overall job outlook for Track Laying or Rail Maintenance Equipment Operator careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 27.04 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 4.51 percent per year. Demand for Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators is expected to go up, with an expected 4,550 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 4.29 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators in the following states
Illinois 1,140
Minnesota 620
Ohio 550
Oklahoma 500
Pennsylvania 490
California 410
Florida 340
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
Vermont 40
South Dakota 50
Michigan 50
New Mexico 60
Idaho 70
Delaware 70
Tennessee 100
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