At a Glance

Whether it’s scooters or jet airplanes, the Transportation sector plays a crucial role in our “on-the-move” world by making sure people and products get from one place to another. As vehicle components and repair techniques become increasingly sophisticated, the Transportation sector will continue to provide highly transferable employment opportunities in a wide range of related occupations. A degree or certificate from your local community college can catapult you into your new career.

Types of Careers

  • Bus & Truck Mechanic
  • Automotive Master Mechanic
  • Diesel Engine Specialist
  • Motorcycle Mechanic
  • Auto Glass Installer
  • Dispatcher
  • Service Writer
  • Licensed Smog Technician
  • Avionics Technician
  • Airframes & Power Plant Technician
  • Aircraft Mechanic/Services Technician

Salary Snapshot

  • Salary Snapshot
  • Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics: $45,387
  • First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers: $57,726
  • Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists: $51,357
  • Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers: $97,741
  • Logisticians: $72,716
  • Automotive Body and Related Repairers: $45,895
  • Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians: $77,220
  • Cargo and Freight Agents: $50,671

Annual wages are based on 2,080 work hours per year.

Industry Sector Pathways

  • Automotive Air Conditioning/Heat
  • Automotive Technology, Automotive/General Service Technician
  • Aviation Maintenance, Airframe, Powerplant, Avionics Technology
  • Geographic Information Science/Systems (GIS)
  • Diesel Technology, Heavy/Medium/Light Duty Diesel Trucks
  • Engine Performance, Inspection, Smog/Emissions Technician
  • Engine Rebuilding, High-Performance Automotive, Fabrication
  • Collision Repair, Refinishing, Transmissions

Consider a Career in Transportation and Logistics