Opportunities in Transportation Careers

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McGraw Hill Professional, Oct 4, 2007 - Business & Economics - 160 pages
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    Contents

    Lure of the Water
    1
    From Trails to Superhighways
    21
    Trucking Industry
    41
    Evolution of Mass Transit
    65
    Railroad Revival
    91
    Our Love Affair with Automobiles
    115
    An UpandDown Business
    133
    Underground Pipeline Empire
    157
    Working for the Government
    169
    Other Opportunities in Transportation
    199
    Your Next Step
    211
    Suggested Reading
    223
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    Page 195 - States international trade is open to all nations on fair and equitable terms, and protects against unauthorized, concerted activity in the waterborne commerce of the United States...
    Page 153 - Flight attendants with 6 years of experience had median annual earnings of about $20,000, while some senior flight attendants earned as much as $50,000 a year. Beginning pay scales for flight attendants vary by carrier. New hires usually begin at the same pay scale regardless of experience, and all flight attendants receive the same future pay increases. Flight attendants receive extra compensation for night and international flights and for increased hours. In addition, some airlines offer incentive...
    Page 188 - ... must direct planes efficiently to minimize delays. Some regulate airport traffic; others regulate flights between airports. Although airport tower or terminal controllers watch over all planes traveling through the airport's airspace, their main responsibility is to organize the flow of aircraft in and out of the airport. Relying on radar and visual observation, they closely monitor each plane to ensure a safe distance between all aircraft and to guide pilots between the hangar or ramp and the...
    Page 153 - Earnings of airline pilots are among the highest in the Nation, and depend on factors such as the type, size, and maximum speed of the plane, and the number of hours and miles flown. For example, pilots who fly jet aircraft usually earn higher salaries than turbo-prop pilots do.
    Page 141 - Most airlines require that mechanics have a high school diploma and an A & P certificate. Although a few people become mechanics through on-the-job training, most learn their job in one of about 200 trade schools certified by the FAA.
    Page 203 - Washington — require some form of registration or certification of retail sellers of travel services. More information may be obtained by contacting the Office of the Attorney General or Department of Commerce for each State.
    Page 141 - FAA standards established by law require that certificated mechanic schools offer students a minimum of 1 ,900 actual class hours. Courses in these trade schools normally last from 24 to 30 months and provide training with the tools and equipment used on the job. Aircraft trade schools are placing more emphasis on technologies such as turbine engines, composite materials — including graphite, fiberglass, and boron — and aviation electronics, which are increasingly being used in the construction...
    Page 193 - ... days of paid sick leave each year, life insurance, and health benefits. In addition, controllers can retire at an earlier age and with fewer years of service than other Federal employees. Air traffic controllers are eligible to retire at age 50 with 20 years of service as an active air traffic controller or after 25 years of active service at any age. There is a mandatory retirement age of 56 for controllers who manage air traffic. Related Occupations Other occupations that involve the direction...

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