Diesel, Equipment, & Truck

Big opportunities in high torque careers

Maybe it’s moving and pulling heavy objects, figuring out how a single machine can move so much material from the Earth, or just the thrill of diagnosing, operating, and repairing something bigger than life. Diesel, truck, equipment, and related careers are on the move in today’s economy. Diesel technicians no longer just work on dirty, dark, and dangerous machines. Today’s technicians and operators work in clean, well-lit shops or outdoors with a piece of equipment on-site. They work with GPS, scan tools, electronics, hydraulics, and pneumatics.

Bus and Truck Mechanics

Maintain or repair any type of diesel engine.

State Median Salary

$24.85/HOUR

Future Outlook

9.9% GROWTH

Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics

Repair and maintain very large vehicles such as cranes, bulldozers, graders or conveyers.

State Median Salary

$28.30/HOUR

Future Outlook

7.4% GROWTH

Crane and Tower Operators

Operate mechanical cranes to lift materials.

State Median Salary

$24.18/HOUR

Future Outlook

12.6% GROWTH

Excavating and Loading Machine Operators

Operate machines to remove and load loose material.

State Median Salary

$28.27/HOUR

Future Outlook

8.3% GROWTH

Find the right college for you

Minnesota State has 25 colleges with transportation related program pathways. Below is the list of colleges that support these career pathways. Expand each one to see what each college offers!

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1601 Jefferson St, Alexandria, MN 56308
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1250 Homer Road, Winona, MN 55987
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2200 Riverland Dr, Albert Lea, MN 56007
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235 Marshall Ave, St Paul, MN 55102
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