Career Opportunities in Transportation, 1st Edition

  • Richard A. McDavid
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  • ISBN-10: 1438120664
  • ISBN-13: 9781438120669
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 392 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released April 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Overview

Career Opportunities in Transportation examines the most common as well as the not-so-familiar careers that the transportation industry has to offer. Featuring more than 100 job profiles in ground, air, rail, maritime, pipeline, and other diverse areas of transportation, this new resource offers an introduction that guides readers through the history of the modern transportation industry. Helpful appendixes include information on the commercial driver's license, education and training resources, professional associations, Web resources, and more. Career profiles include:

  • Air traffic controller
  • Bridge tender
  • Charter boat captain
  • Commercial pilot
  • Freight broker
  • Landscape architect
  • Motorcycle mechanic
  • Naval architect
  • Pipeline inspector
  • Railroad conductor
  • Ship engineer
  • Yardmaster

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Introduction.
Acknowledgments.
How to Use This Book.
1: Personal Transportation Services.
2: Bicycle Shop Owner.
3: Driving School Instructor.
4: Driver's License Examiner.
5: Car Salesperson.
6: Car Rental Agent.
7: Parking Attendant.
8: Tow Truck Driver.
9: Automotive Technician.
10: Motorcycle Mechanic.
11: Highway Patrol Officer.
12: Ground Passenger Transportation.
13: Local Bus Driver.
14: Paratransit Driver.
15: Intercity Bus Driver.
16: School Bus Driver.
17: Shuttle Driver.
18: Taxicab Driver.
19: Chauffeur.
20: Transportation Dispatcher.
21: Bus Mechanic.
22: Transit Police Officer.
23: Delivery Services.
24: Courier.
25: Bicycle Messenger.
26: Air Courier (Freelance).
27: United States Postal Service (USPS) Mail Carrier.
28: Armored Car Driver.
29: Route Sales Driver.
30: Truck Transportation and Warehousing.
31: Truck Driver.
32: Hazmat Truck Driver.
33: Van Operator (Moving Industry).
34: Truck Dispatcher.
35: Shipping Clerk.
36: Freight Broker.
37: Truck Mechanic.
38: Forklift Operator.
39: Warehouse Worker.
40: Warehouse Manager.
41: Rail Transportation.
42: Subway Operator.
43: Light-Rail Operator.
44: Locomotive Engineer.
45: Railroad Conductor.
46: Brakeman.
47: Railroad Special Agent.
48: Railroad Operations.
49: Trainmaster.
50: Train Dispatcher.
51: Yard Master.
52: Rail Yard Worker.
53: Signalman.
54: Track Worker.
55: Railcar Repairer.
56: Air Transportation.
57: Commercial Pilot.
58: Airline Pilot.
59: Flight Attendant.
60: Federal Air Marshal.
61: Air Traffic Controller.
62: Aircraft Dispatcher.
63: Aircraft Mechanic.
64: Flight Instructor.
65: Airport and Airlines Operations.
66: Airport Manager.
67: Fixed Base Operator (FBO) Owner.
68: Transportation Security Officer (TSO).
69: Customer Service Agent (Airlines).
70: Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisor.
71: Ramp Service Agent.
72: Maritime Transportation.
73: Ship Captain.
74: Deck Officer.
75: Deckhand.
76: Ship Engineer.
77: Steward.
78: Ship Pilot.
79: Ports and Harbors Operations.
80: Executive Port Director.
81: Harbormaster.
82: Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Import Specialist.
83: Customs Broker.
84: Longshore Worker.
85: Marina Manager.
86: Motorboat Mechanic.
87: Pipeline Transportation.
88: Pipeline Engineer.
89: Pipeline Inspector.
90: Pipeliner.
91: Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Industry.
92: Engineer.
93: Automotive Engineer.
94: Aerospace Engineer.
95: Naval Architect.
96: Machinist.
97: Welder.
98: Shipfitter.
99: Assembly Line Worker.
100: Design, Construction, and Maintenance of Transportation Systems.
101: Manager.
102: Transportation Engineer.
103: Transportation Planner.
104: Landscape Architect.
105: Transportation Specialist.
106: Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst.
107: Transportation Inspector.
108: Construction Engineer.
109: Civil Engineering Technician.
110: Heavy Equipment Operator.
111: Highway Maintenance Worker.
112: Bridge Tender.
113: Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation.
114: Charter Boat Captain.
115: Travel Agent.
116: Tourist Guide.
117: Visitor Information Specialist.
Appendixes.
Appendix I: Educationand Training Resources on the Internet.
Appendix II: The Commercial Driver's License (CDL).
Appendix III: Professional Unions and Associations.
Appendix IV: Resources on the World Wide Web.
Appendix V: U.S. Departments and Agencies on the Internet.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.