The railroad yardmaster is in charge of the other employees of the rail yard and instructs co-workers in moving the train cars, routing train traffic, inspecting the train and making any necessary repairs. In this transportation career, the yardmaster makes sure a schedule is maintained and they instruct train engineers on route changes and speed changes.
A high school diploma can get a graduate started in this job, but a commercial driver’s license may be necessary for this work in the railroad industry.
How to Prepare:
Yardmasters learn the job through training and apprenticeships usually provided by the company they work for, but students can get a head start toward this career by taking high school mechanical arts courses, physical education, and communication classes.