Career Outlook for Signal and Track Switch Repairers

Also known as:  Electric Track Switch Maintainer, Light Rail Signal Technician, Rail Signal Mechanic, Railway Signal Technician, Third Rail Installer, Train Control Electronic Technician, Train Control Technician
The overall job outlook for Signal or Track Switch Repairer careers has been relatively unchanged since 2004. Vacancies for this career have slightly decreased by 4.88 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 0.81 percent per year. Demand for Signal and Track Switch Repairers is expected to go down, with an expected -500 jobs shed by 2018. This represents an annual decrease of 0.84 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Signal and Track Switch Repairers in the following states
Illinois 630
California 580
Indiana 470
Ohio 450
Virginia 430
Florida 260
Kansas 180
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Signal and Track Switch Repairers
North Dakota 60
Massachusetts 80
Washington 80
Maryland 80
Michigan 90
Oklahoma 90
Kentucky 100