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Proven mechanical aptitude is very desirable, and a firm
knowledge of electricity is a must. Because of the change in
signaling technology in the railroad industry, railroads are
requiring new job applicants to pass written tests that include
AC/DC electronics. Therefore, you should take high school courses
in electrical shop and electronics to give you a good background
for this work. Take computer classes to familiarize yourself with
this technology. Mathematics classes will also give you the skills
you need to complete calculations and detailed work. Take English
classes to hone your research, writing, and speaking skills. You
will need these skills for completing reports.
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