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Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters

in Massachusetts

Coordinate activities of switch-engine crew within railroad yard, industrial plant, or similar location. Conductors coordinate activities of train crew on passenger or freight trains. Yardmasters review train schedules and switching orders and coordinate activities of workers engaged in railroad traffic operations, such as the makeup or breakup of trains and yard switching.

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

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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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534031  Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters 820 833 13 1.59 % 32 31 High school diploma or equivalent 

Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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