Railroad Conductors

Railroad conductors supervise trains and train crews on passenger trains, on freight trains, or in the rail yards. They are responsible for keeping track of the train's operating instructions and of its makeup and cargo. There are approximately 41,300 railroad conductors and yardmasters employed in the United States.

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
  • Apprenticeship
Related School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Technical/Shop
  • Interpersonal
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
  • Organizational
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Outgoing
  • Realistic

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