Training and Education
|Recommended Degree Level||Certificate or Higher|
|Number of Jobs, 2012||1,556,510|
|Annual Job Growth Rate||3.7%|
|Job Openings per Year (est.)||64,940|
If you want to pursue this career, you will benefit from having moderate-term on-the-job training. The percentage of employees with a 4 year degree is 4%. According to 2008 data 25% of truck drivers have attended college, but do not have a degree. Among workers, 71% have a high-school diploma, but no college education.
Part-Time Work and Self-Employment
7% of employees work on a part-time basis. 9% of the time, people working as truck drivers are their own boss.
Area Job Conditions
Jobs for this occupation are most common in Joplin (Missouri), Fayetteville (Arkansas), and Laredo (Texas), but are rarer in Bethesda (Maryland), Boulder (Colorado), and Santa Fe (New Mexico).
Truck drivers are paid comparatively more in Fairbanks (Alaska), Trenton (New Jersey), and Nassau (New York) and comparatively less in Wheeling (West Virginia), Hot Springs (Arkansas), and Warner Robins (Georgia).
Shows a quick introduction into a truck driving career. Created for the US Dept. of Labor.