Career Opportunities in Transportation

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Ferguson, 2009 - 372 Seiten
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The transportation industry involves much more than just the movement of people and cargo: It also includes the manufacturing of transportation equipment; the development of transportation infrastructure; the management and administration of transport systems and networks; the enforcement of transportation laws, regulations, policies, and procedures; and scenic and sightseeing transportation.

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.

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Über den Autor (2009)

Richard A. McDavid is a former material and stores supervisor for the California State Compensation Insurance Fund. He holds a B.A. in history from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. He Currently resides in California.

Susan Echaore-McDavid has more than 25 years of publishing experience and has authored, coauthored, and edited more than 50 books, including numerous titles in the Career Opportunities series for Facts on File and Checkmark Books. She also has experience working with young people as a teacher, counselor, and program administrator. She currently resides in California.

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