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Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators

in Massachusetts

Operate railroad track switches. Couple or uncouple rolling stock to make up or break up trains. Signal engineers by hand or flagging. May inspect couplings, air hoses, journal boxes, and hand brakes.

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Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
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534021  Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators 639 651 12 1.88 % 25 24 High school diploma or equivalent 

Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
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