We surveyed 122 locomotive engineers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical locomotive engineer. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a locomotive engineer?

Low

High

Working as a locomotive engineer typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a locomotive engineer?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a locomotive engineer typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a locomotive engineer?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a locomotive engineer. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for locomotive engineers.