Transportation functions in a very complex environment that is characterized by constant change in the technological, regulatory and legal frameworks. Transportation professionals must not only be able to meet the technological challenges of new systems, they must also be capable of fitting these systems into the social, economic, and physical environments in a manner that improves the quality of life for all. The Transportation program prepares students to be transportation planners, engineers, and managers who can plan, design, operate, and manage transportation systems capable of satisfying society’s transportation needs.


Related Career Titles for Transportation

Civil Engineer

Highway and Bridge Design

Project Manager

Area Director

Traffic Engineer

Transportation Planner

Traffic Engineering Technician

CADD Technician

Urban Transportation Engineers

Traffic Signal Engineer

Transit Planner

Systems Analyst

Airport Engineer

Senior Planner

Airport Planner

Construction Engineer

College/University Professor

 Permit Agent

Community Planner

Air Traffic Controller

Air Quality Specialist



Urban/Regional Planner

Project Engineer

Research & Development Specialist

Test Engineer

Highway Engineer

Structural Engineer

Surveying Technician

Design Engineer

High School Teacher

Management Trainee


Industries That Hire Transportation Majors

Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturers

Architectural Services

Building, Developing, & General Contracting Services

Communication Services

Computer and Electronic Products Manufacturers

Computer Systems Design/Computer Consulting Services

Consulting Services


High Schools

Electrical Equipment, Appliance, & Component Manufacturers

Engineering Services

Federal Government

State and Local Government

Scientific Research & Development Services

Urban Planning Centers

Transportation Services

Department of Transportation

Transportation Equipment Manufacturers

Utilities Services

Waste Management & Remediation Services


US Military

Train/Transit Systems


Web Sites for Transportation Majors


Careers In Transportation (DOT)

Institute of Transportation Engineers

Global Careers-Transportation

Right of Way


Resources in the Career Resource Center


  • Careers In Science and Engineering
  • The Career Connection II
  • Job Opportunities in Engineering and Technology ’94
  • Job Opportunities in Business ’94
  • Career Information Center: Transportation
  • Career Information Center: Employment Trends and Master Index
  • Job Opportunities in Business ’95
  • Job Opportunities in Engineering and Technology ’95
  • Job Opportunities in the Environment ’95
  • The Complete Guide for Occupational Exploration
  • The O*Net Guide to Occupational Titles


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