Truck Driver

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Job Description

Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,001 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers’ license. Includes tow truck drivers.

Other Job Titles

Driver, Line Haul Driver, Log Truck Driver, Over the Road Driver (OTR Driver), Production Truck Driver, Road Driver, Semi Truck Driver, Tractor Trailer Operator, Truck Driver

Job Tasks

  • Check vehicles to ensure that mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order.
  • Follow appropriate safety procedures for transporting dangerous goods.
  • Inspect loads to ensure that cargo is secure.
  • Maintain logs of working hours or of vehicle service or repair status, following applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Secure cargo for transport, using ropes, blocks, chain, binders, or covers.

Annual Salary

  • Workers on average earn $22.66/hr. $47,130 annually.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029)- Slower than average (1% to 2%))
  • Projected Job Openings (2019-2029)- 209,200

Required Education

High School/Equivalency – Technical Training/Special License

Resources

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Flight Attendant

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Job Description

Monitor safety of the aircraft cabin. Provide services to airline passengers, explain safety information, serve food and beverages, and respond to emergency incidents.

Other Job Titles

Flight Attendant, In-Flight Crew Member, Inflight Services Flight Attendant, International Flight Attendant, Purser

Job Tasks

  • Verify that first aid kits and other emergency equipment, including fire extinguishers and oxygen bottles, are in working order.
  • Announce and demonstrate safety and emergency procedures, such as the use of oxygen masks, seat belts, and life jackets.
  • Monitor passenger behavior to identify threats to the safety of the crew and other passengers.
  • Walk aisles of planes to verify that passengers have complied with federal regulations prior to takeoffs and landings.
  • Direct and assist passengers in emergency procedures, such as evacuating a plane following an emergency landing.

Annual Salary

  • Workers on average earn not listed /hr. $59,720 annually.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029)- Much Faster than Average (8% or Higher)
  • Projected Job Openings (2019-2029)- 16,500

Required Education

High School/Equivalency – Technical Training

Resources

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Airline Pilot

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Job Description

Pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-wing aircraft, usually on scheduled air carrier routes, for the transport of passengers and cargo. Requires Federal Air Transport certificate and rating for specific aircraft type used. Includes regional, national, and international airline pilots and flight instructors of airline pilots.

Other Job Titles

Airbus Captain, Airline Captain, Airline Pilot, Captain, Check Airman, Co-Pilot, Commercial Airline Pilot, First Officer, Line Pilot, Pilot

Job Tasks

  • Use instrumentation to guide flights when visibility is poor.
  • Start engines, operate controls, and pilot airplanes to transport passengers, mail, or freight, adhering to flight plans, regulations, and procedures.
  • Work as part of a flight team with other crew members, especially during takeoffs and landings.
  • Respond to and report in-flight emergencies and malfunctions.
  • Inspect aircraft for defects and malfunctions, according to pre-flight checklists.

Annual Salary

  • Workers on average earn not listed/hr. $171,540 annually.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029)- Average (3% to 4%)
  • Projected Job Openings (2019-2029)- 8,300

Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree, Technical Training/Special License

Resources

The Occupational Information Network is a free online database that contains hundreds of occupational definitions to help students.

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The Occupational Outlook Handbook is the government’s premier source of career guidance featuring hundreds of occupations.

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My Next Move is an interactive tool for job seekers and students to learn more about their career options.

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