How To Get a Railroad Administrative or Managemenet Position

Find out how you can find the top schools to get training and take classes to get into railroad administration, operations and management.

Railroad Operations Training Jobs in railroad operations are administrative and management positions. Most railroads require that candidates interested in a job in railroad operations have a Bachelor's degree. The degree should be related to the area of operations, such as accounting, human resources, or engineering; although general business or management training is acceptable.

If you currently work in the railroad industry, and you have experience but no degree, check with your employer to see if you qualify for their management training program.

Railroad Operations Training Programs and Education

BNSF, Union Pacific, CSX, Norfolk Southern and Amtrak all offer management training programs specific to their railroads. BNSF also offers internships. Other railroads may offer internships as well.

Additionally, many community colleges offer railroad operations and management training. Sacramento City College in Sacramento, California offers an Associate's Degree in Railroad Operations. Michigan State University offers a Certificate in Railway Management. San Bernardino Valley College offers the only railroad training course in the Southwestern United States. These are just a few of the programs available.

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