Vehicle Assembly and Maintenance
Planning, Engineering, and Construction
Safety and Environment
"The United States has the largest transportation system in the world. It is a vast and complex network of highways, airways, railways, rivers, and pipelines that serves 260 million people and 6 million business establishments."
Former Secretary of Transportation, Rodney E. Slater
CAREER & DISCIPLINES
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has more than 55,000 employees and oversees air, maritime, and surface transportation. The top priorities at DOT are to keep the traveling public safe and secure, increase their mobility, and have the transportation system contribute to the nation’s economic growth. DOT continues to honor its commitment to ensure that America maintains the safest, most efficient transportation system in the world!
The transportation industry offers some of the highest paid jobs within the national economy. Working as a government employee, private-sector employee, contractor, or business owner offers many opportunities for achievement and success. By choosing a transportation career, you can enter a field of work that is as old and important as the first wheel and new and exciting as space travel.
The industry has several student internship programs, which are aimed at providing current high school, college, and recent college graduates with meaningful developmental and work experiences in the transportation industry. These internships provide a pipeline for attracting talented and innovative students to explore endless opportunities. Internships provide an opportunity for students to gain technical knowledge and expertise.
Earning a high school diploma, associate degree, or bachelor will position you to enter on of the following Transportation Careers and Disciplines:
Public Policy and Planning