Diesel Engineers


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Diesel Engineers

Diesel Engineers - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

Major employers:

  • Railroad companies

Outlook

Demand for most railroad occupations is declining. Fewer people travel by train and more freight shipping is being done by long-haul trucks. As trains become more productive by pulling more cars or double loads of freight, fewer engineers are required. 

Job openings will occur to replace workers who retire or transfer to other occupations. 

Locomotive Engineers (CIS 100363)

Location Employment & Growth >>>> Annual openings



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Illinois
1,988
Small
&
0.4%
2.4%
>>>>
186
Few
  Champaign Area
43
Small
&
-11.6%
-0.9%
>>>>
4
Few
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
43
Small
&
2.3%
1.2%
>>>>
3
Very few
  Cook County
811
Small
&
1.8%
0.6%
>>>>
77
Few
  Decatur Area
17
Small
&
5.9%
5.5%
>>>>
1
Very few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
123
Medium
&
5.7%
2.5%
>>>>
13
Moderate
  Du Page County
159
Small
&
1.9%
3.3%
>>>>
14
Few
  Edwardsville Area
51
Medium
&
-3.9%
5.5%
>>>>
4
Few
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
21
Small
&
4.8%
-2.1%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
28
Small
&
3.6%
5.8%
>>>>
3
Few
  Lake County
115
Small
&
3.5%
1.9%
>>>>
11
Few
  McHenry County
53
Medium
&
0.0%
2.9%
>>>>
4
Few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
30
Small
&
-3.3%
1.0%
>>>>
3
Few
  Northwest Illinois Area
52
Medium
&
5.8%
2.6%
>>>>
4
Few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
89
Small
&
-21.3%
-1.9%
>>>>
5
Few
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
29
Small
&
3.4%
-1.1%
>>>>
3
Few
  Rock Island-Moline Area
29
Small
&
0.0%
-1.8%
>>>>
3
Few
  Rockford Area
57
Small
&
3.5%
0.9%
>>>>
4
Few
  Shawnee National Forest Area
19
Small
&
-5.3%
-2.3%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Springfield Area
40
Small
&
7.5%
0.0%
>>>>
4
Few
  St Louis-Belleville Area
62
Medium
&
-11.3%
-1.7%
>>>>
4
Few
  Vermilion County
12
Small
&
-16.7%
-3.0%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Will County
113
Medium
&
0.0%
4.1%
>>>>
11
Moderate
United States
32,600
Small
&
-3.7%
3.7%
>>>>
2,200
Few
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.