Traffic Technicians

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.

Median Annual Wage: $43,430

Education: Bachelor's degree (74%); Some college, no degree (10%); High school diploma or equivalent (8%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Engineering Technician; Traffic Technician; Transportation Technician; Traffic Signal Technician (TST); Field Traffic Investigator; Traffic Control Technician; Traffic Investigator; Transportation Planning Technician; Traffic Analyst; Traffic Engineering Technician

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    • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
    • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
    • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
    • Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
    • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
    • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
    • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
    • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
    • Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.

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