InTrans / May 16, 2010
Information technology professional
posted on May 16, 2010
An information technology (IT) professional with a railway operates and maintains the extensive telecommunications network that keeps the railroad running. He or she makes sure the hardware and software are working properly so it can be used to diagnose problems with trains, direct rail traffic, and improve safety and efficiency of the railway operation.
In high school, you should take classes that focus on basic computer skills first and then take more advanced classes in computer programming. Full-time positions require a degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or other technical areas of study.
Entry-level IT specialists earn an average of $40,000 per year.
By Will Rose, Go! Staff Writer