Traffic Technicians

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What do they do?

Conduct field studies to determine traffic volume, speed, effectiveness of signals, adequacy of lighting, and other factors influencing traffic conditions, under direction of traffic engineer.

Also known as:

Engineering Technician, Field Traffic Investigator, Traffic Analyst, Traffic Control Technician, Traffic Engineering Technician, Traffic Investigator, Traffic Monitor Specialist, Traffic Signal Technician (TST), Traffic Survey Technician, Traffic Technician, Transportation Planning Technician, Transportation Technician

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Traffic Technicians in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Traffic Technicians is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 0%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #24 in job growth rate
  • 20

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #10 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.6%)
  • Master's degree (2.4%)
  • Bachelor's degree (9.1%)
  • Associate's degree (11.6%)
  • Some college, no degree (34.1%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (36.8%)
  • Less than high school diploma (5.4%)

Percent of workers in this field

★ You’re seeing education information for Traffic technicians(1) because we don’t have information for Traffic Technicians. Please note the information may not be the same for both occupations.

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Analyze traffic data.
  • Arrange maintenance activities.
  • Time vehicle speed or traffic-control equipment operation.
  • Record operational details of travel.
  • Review work orders or schedules to determine operations or procedures.
  • Plan work operations.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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