Railroad brake, signal, and switch operators
Number employed in 2006: 25,000
Percent change in 2016: -11.4 percent
Education/training: Railroads require a minimum of a high school diploma, and typically provide formal training and on-the-job training for their employees.
2006 median salary: $48,860
Job outlook: These job opportunities will decline as remote control locomotive technology becomes more prevalent.
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(Globe Staff/Jim Davis)