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Heavy Truck Drivers

Heavy truck drivers use a tractor trailer combination or a large straight forward truck to transport and deliver cargo. Heavy truck drivers operate trucks which have a capacity of at least 26,000 gross vehicle weight (GVW). Most of these truck drivers are over-the-road or long-haul drivers and deliver cargo by utilizing inter city routes which may traverse through several states. In addition, some heavy truck drivers load and unload the truck.

Some heavy truck drivers have regular routes or regions where they usually drive, whereas other drivers drive throughout the nation and may enter Canada and Mexico. Long-haul drivers often are asked to plan their own routes. On long runs companies sometimes use two drivers per truck in order to minimize downtime. One driver sleeps in the berth while the other person is driving.

Some sample job titles are over-the-road driver (OTR driver), truck driver, road driver, line haul driver and flat bed truck driver.

Responsibilities

  • Maneuver trucks into unloading or loading positions
  • Secure cargo for transport
  • Inspect and maintain vehicle equipment and supplies
  • Report delays, accidents and other types of traffic and transportation situations
  • Adhere to established traffic and transportation procedures and obey traffic laws
  • Verify the contents being transported with shipping papers
  • Provide bills and receipts and collect payments for items delivered or loaded
  • Report vehicle mechanical problems
  • Maintain records of cargo, vehicle logs and billing statements

Job Characteristics

A truck driver job can be tiring due to driving for many hours at a time and loading and unloading cargo. Deciding to be a long-haul driver is a major lifestyle choice since drivers can be a way from home for days or weeks at a time. They usually spend a lot of time alone. Truck drivers often drive during nighttime, holidays and weekends. Local truck drivers often work more than 50 hours per week.

Truck drivers involved in interstate commerce have their work hours regulated by the U.S. Department of Labor. They are required to document their time in a log which indicates their mileage and working hours for each day.

Employment Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has forecasted a 13 percent employment growth for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers from 2008 to 2018 which is about as fast as average for all occupations. The demand for truck drivers significantly depends on the performance of the economy. In addition, the median hourly wage for heavy truck and tractor-trailer drivers in 2008 was $17.92.

Many long haul truck drivers are paid according to the amount of miles they drive and some drivers receive bonuses if they save the company some money. Truck drivers can move up to jobs that provide higher earnings, better working conditions or preferred schedules. Long-haul truck drivers typically seek new contracts that provide higher pay per mile or higher bonuses. Some long-haul truck drivers, known as owner-operators, buy or lease a truck and have their own business. Owner-operators either lease their services and trucks to a trucking company or independently serve a variety of companies.

Education, Certification, and Licensing

Individuals seeking to drive heavy trucks, tractor trailers, or large straight trucks are required to obtain a commercial driver's license (CDL). Those driving vehicles transporting hazardous materials or oversize loads are required to obtain a commercial driver's license and a special endorsement regardless of truck capacity. Many private and public vocational schools provide training for a commercial driver's license.

In order to qualify for a CDL, candidates need to have a clean driving record, pass written tests regarding rules and regulations and demonstrates they are able to safely operate commercial trucks. In many states, 18 year olds are allowed to drive trucks within the state's borders, however drivers need to be at least 21 years old to cross state lines or to acquire special endorsements. Drivers are also required by regulations to pass a physical examination every two years.

Most truck driver candidates take driver-training classes at a vocational school in order to be prepared for CDL testing. Driver training courses show students how to maneuver large trucks in highway traffic and on crowded streets. Students are also trained to properly inspect trucks and freight to ensure they comply with regulations.

In some states, prospective drivers must complete a training course in basic truck driving before they are allowed to get a commercial driver's license. Some companies have similar requirements. Employers typically provide a training program for new truck drivers who have acquired their commercial driver's license.

The Professional Truck Driver Institute certifies driver-training courses provided by truck training schools that meet industry standards and Federal Highway Administration guidelines for the training of tractor-trailer drivers.

The standards for truck drivers are governed by Federal and State regulations. Drivers are required to comply with all Federal regulations and any State regulations that are in excess of Federal requirements when under a particular state's jurisdiction. Truck driver's are required to have a license issued by the state where they live.

Resources

Major Employers

The top employers are trucking companies, retail companies, manufacturing firms and wholesale companies.

Schools for Heavy Truck Drivers are listed in the Browse Schools Section.

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for:
Heavy Truck Drivers

Listed below are metro areas sorted by the total number of people employed in Heavy Truck Drivers jobs , as of 2015

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

     
Metro Area (Alabama) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Hoover 8690 $38,810
Birmingham 8690 $38,810
Mobile 2830 $39,040
Montgomery 1750 $37,250
Huntsville 1620 $36,830
Tuscaloosa 1530 $35,260
Dothan 1110 $33,990
Decatur 980 $38,850
Fairhope 690 $32,250
Foley 690 $32,250
Daphne 690 $32,250
Gadsden 560 $43,370
Auburn 550 $31,970
Opelika 550 $31,970
Oxford 540 $45,310
Anniston 540 $45,310
Jacksonville 540 $45,310
Muscle Shoals 520 $32,130
Florence 520 $32,130
     
Metro Area (Alaska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anchorage 1380 $52,580
Fairbanks 400 $49,240
     
Metro Area (Arizona) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Scottsdale 16820 $39,380
Mesa 16820 $39,380
Phoenix 16820 $39,380
Tucson 2000 $37,820
Prescott 690 $35,310
Yuma 680 $34,760
Lake Havasu City 570 $39,660
Kingman 570 $39,660
Flagstaff 380 $41,150
Douglas 160 $31,920
Sierra Vista 160 $31,920
     
Metro Area (Arkansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Conway 5380 $37,120
North Little Rock 5380 $37,120
Little Rock 5380 $37,120
Jonesboro 960 $30,970
Pine Bluff 390 $31,690
Hot Springs 230 $26,830
     
Metro Area (California) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Los Angeles 35130 $39,770
Long Beach 35130 $39,770
Anaheim 35130 $39,770
Ontario 25710 $46,440
San Bernardino 25710 $46,440
Riverside 25710 $46,440
Hayward 11510 $45,580
Oakland 11510 $45,580
San Francisco 11510 $45,580
Roseville 7390 $41,480
Arcade 7390 $41,480
Arden 7390 $41,480
Sacramento 7390 $41,480
San Diego 6860 $39,080
Carlsbad 6860 $39,080
Stockton 6270 $39,100
Lodi 6270 $39,100
Bakersfield 4740 $39,330
Santa Clara 4710 $41,370
Sunnyvale 4710 $41,370
San Jose 4710 $41,370
Fresno 4360 $42,010
Modesto 2950 $36,660
Porterville 2420 $41,280
Visalia 2420 $41,280
Salinas 1630 $44,150
Thousand Oaks 1500 $42,470
Oxnard 1500 $42,470
Ventura 1500 $42,470
Santa Rosa 1370 $45,960
Vallejo 1300 $43,340
Fairfield 1300 $43,340
Merced 1160 $36,730
Santa Maria 1150 $43,190
Santa Barbara 1150 $43,190
El Centro 810 $34,320
Hanford 690 $31,730
Corcoran 690 $31,730
Redding 610 $39,680
Napa 550 $42,290
San Luis Obispo 540 $46,080
Paso Robles 540 $46,080
Arroyo Grande 540 $46,080
Yuba City 520 $40,250
Chico 490 $42,850
Watsonville 460 $42,800
Santa Cruz 460 $42,800
Madera 420 $35,900
     
Metro Area (Colorado) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Aurora 13580 $46,300
Lakewood 13580 $46,300
Denver 13580 $46,300
Greeley 4550 $44,140
Colorado Springs 1510 $38,610
Grand Junction 1080 $41,790
Fort Collins 970 $35,920
Boulder 630 $44,500
Pueblo 420 $35,830
     
Metro Area (Connecticut) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
East Hartford 3670 $45,780
West Hartford 3670 $45,780
Hartford 3670 $45,780
New Haven 3140 $45,310
Norwalk 2180 $49,000
Stamford 2180 $49,000
Bridgeport 2180 $49,000
Danbury 520 $41,510
Waterbury 460 $46,420
     
Metro Area (Delaware) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Dover 510 $35,350
     
Metro Area (Florida) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Miami 16980 $36,130
West Palm Beach 16980 $36,130
Fort Lauderdale 16980 $36,130
Tampa 11100 $35,990
St. Petersburg 11100 $35,990
Clearwater 11100 $35,990
Kissimmee 9750 $38,320
Orlando 9750 $38,320
Sanford 9750 $38,320
Jacksonville 9430 $37,520
Winter Haven 5760 $36,360
Lakeland 5760 $36,360
Bradenton 1970 $34,540
Sarasota 1970 $34,540
North Port 1970 $34,540
Cape Coral 1660 $39,690
Fort Myers 1660 $39,690
Ocala 1480 $33,940
Brent 1440 $35,000
Pensacola 1440 $35,000
Ferry Pass 1440 $35,000
Deltona 1280 $30,810
Ormond Beach 1280 $30,810
Daytona Beach 1280 $30,810
Tallahassee 1100 $32,800
Melbourne 1010 $32,920
Titusville 1010 $32,920
Palm Bay 1010 $32,920
Port St. Lucie 1000 $35,230
Gainesville 670 $27,450
Panama City 580 $34,270
Naples 550 $33,810
Marco Island 550 $33,810
Immokalee 550 $33,810
Crestview 460 $26,340
Fort Walton Beach 460 $26,340
Destin 460 $26,340
The Villages 380 $39,120
Homosassa Springs 250 $31,480
Punta Gorda 230 $32,530
Sebastian 160 $31,730
Vero Beach 160 $31,730
Sebring 120 $29,560
     
Metro Area (Georgia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Roswell 30090 $41,420
Sandy Springs 30090 $41,420
Atlanta 30090 $41,420
Savannah 2350 $42,370
Dalton 1390 $34,960
Gainesville 1270 $42,490
Valdosta 890 $34,950
Macon 820 $33,460
Albany 780 $37,150
Athens 560 $39,940
Clarke County 560 $39,940
Brunswick 450 $32,070
Warner Robins 360 $25,440
Rome 320 $29,740
Hinesville 110 $31,010
     
Metro Area (Hawaii) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Urban Honolulu 2460 $43,610
Lahaina 480 $47,910
Wailuku 480 $47,910
Kahului 480 $47,910
     
Metro Area (Idaho) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Boise City 3860 $36,670
Idaho Falls 1680 $32,450
Coeur d'Alene 480 $38,960
Pocatello 450 $35,810
     
Metro Area (Illinois) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Peoria 1560 $40,950
Rockford 1280 $40,810
Kankakee 1150 $36,520
Decatur 1040 $40,500
Bloomington 1020 $45,070
Springfield 790 $34,810
Champaign 760 $36,250
Urbana 760 $36,250
Danville 660 $43,580
Carbondale 440 $51,560
Marion 440 $51,560
     
Metro Area (Indiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Anderson 16750 $41,100
Carmel 16750 $41,100
Indianapolis 16750 $41,100
Fort Wayne 4040 $39,160
Elkhart 1790 $36,580
Goshen 1790 $36,580
Lafayette 1330 $44,230
West Lafayette 1330 $44,230
Terre Haute 920 $41,140
Columbus 830 $37,210
La Porte 710 $47,110
Michigan City 710 $47,110
Muncie 560 $37,990
Bloomington 360 $35,350
Kokomo 250 $43,290
     
Metro Area (Iowa) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
West Des Moines 6980 $44,490
Des Moines 6980 $44,490
Cedar Rapids 5250 $42,230
Iowa City 3200 $40,690
Cedar Falls 1580 $36,810
Waterloo 1580 $36,810
Dubuque 1090 $39,930
Ames 280 $36,700
     
Metro Area (Kansas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Wichita 3380 $38,050
Topeka 1070 $36,510
Lawrence 300 $38,340
Manhattan 190 $34,750
     
Metro Area (Kentucky) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lexington 3730 $40,510
Fayette 3730 $40,510
Bowling Green 790 $36,270
Owensboro 620 $35,170
Fort Knox 520 $40,780
Elizabethtown 520 $40,780
     
Metro Area (Louisiana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
New Orleans 5700 $38,550
Metairie 5700 $38,550
Baton Rouge 4600 $39,710
Lafayette 2920 $36,130
Shreveport 2010 $37,770
Bossier City 2010 $37,770
Thibodaux 1480 $40,860
Houma 1480 $40,860
Lake Charles 1020 $35,230
Monroe 1010 $37,170
Alexandria 680 $30,050
Hammond 470 $38,670
     
Metro Area (Maine) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Portland 2340 $36,950
Portland 2340 $36,950
Bangor 1130 $37,550
Auburn 1100 $42,970
Lewiston 1100 $42,970
     
Metro Area (Maryland) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Baltimore 11390 $43,980
Towson 11390 $43,980
Columbia 11390 $43,980
Lexington Park 140 $40,650
California 140 $40,650
     
Metro Area (Massachusetts) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Barnstable Town 710 $43,510
Leominster 600 $41,340
Gardner 600 $41,340
New Bedford 370 $42,560
Pittsfield 270 $43,180
     
Metro Area (Michigan) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Warren 20320 $40,410
Detroit 20320 $40,410
Dearborn 20320 $40,410
Wyoming 10100 $39,230
Grand Rapids 10100 $39,230
East Lansing 2220 $41,780
Lansing 2220 $41,780
Flint 1350 $37,520
Saginaw 1200 $38,010
Portage 1160 $38,230
Kalamazoo 1160 $38,230
Ann Arbor 1030 $38,350
Battle Creek 730 $39,990
Monroe 700 $38,120
Jackson 660 $39,270
Muskegon 570 $37,100
Bay City 560 $37,260
Niles 420 $34,550
Benton Harbor 420 $34,550
Midland 100 $35,210
     
Metro Area (Minnesota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
St. Cloud 2250 $41,730
Rochester 1420 $45,170
North Mankato 560 $33,090
Mankato 560 $33,090
     
Metro Area (Mississippi) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Jackson 5510 $43,690
Gulfport 1150 $32,650
Pascagoula 1150 $32,650
Biloxi 1150 $32,650
Hattiesburg 650 $36,160
     
Metro Area (Missouri) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Springfield 6210 $42,260
Joplin 4190 $42,620
Jefferson City 700 $31,160
Columbia 580 $38,710
     
Metro Area (Montana) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Billings 1540 $44,460
Missoula 620 $41,520
Great Falls 360 $37,010
     
Metro Area (Nebraska) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Lincoln 5920 N/A
Grand Island 1030 $42,320
     
Metro Area (Nevada) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Paradise 4880 $45,980
Henderson 4880 $45,980
Las Vegas 4880 $45,980
Reno 3240 $46,100
Carson City 70 $46,340
     
Metro Area (New Hampshire) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Manchester 1030 $39,330
     
Metro Area (New Jersey) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Trenton 1110 $39,510
Bridgeton 890 $45,140
Vineland 890 $45,140
Atlantic City 680 $37,540
Hammonton 680 $37,540
Ocean City 110 $42,430
     
Metro Area (New Mexico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Albuquerque 3230 $39,740
Farmington 1230 $38,840
Las Cruces 320 $26,070
Santa Fe 120 $33,130
     
Metro Area (New York) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Cheektowaga 4800 $42,840
Buffalo 4800 $42,840
Niagara Falls 4800 $42,840
Troy 4270 $40,920
Schenectady 4270 $40,920
Albany 4270 $40,920
Syracuse 4000 $43,730
Rochester 3610 $38,510
Binghamton 1440 $39,660
Rome 1240 $35,030
Utica 1240 $35,030
Elmira 450 $37,830
Watertown 440 $35,280
Fort Drum 440 $35,280
Glens Falls 320 $38,640
Kingston 310 $43,780
Ithaca 150 $31,600
     
Metro Area (North Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
High Point 6640 $39,610
Greensboro 6640 $39,610
Raleigh 3960 $39,300
Salem 3410 $39,230
Winston 3410 $39,230
Morganton 3080 $39,080
Lenoir 3080 $39,080
Hickory 3080 $39,080
Asheville 1850 $37,890
Fayetteville 1440 $30,160
Chapel Hill 1240 $38,360
Durham 1240 $38,360
Wilmington 1180 $38,260
Burlington 710 $34,080
Rocky Mount 670 $39,040
Goldsboro 580 $34,800
Jacksonville 390 $31,760
New Bern 320 $35,230
Greenville 310 $30,230
     
Metro Area (North Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Bismarck 1270 $50,270
     
Metro Area (Ohio) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Columbus 12310 $43,310
Elyria 10090 $43,460
Cleveland 10090 $43,460
Akron 4560 $42,380
Toledo 4550 $42,050
Dayton 3910 $38,040
Canton 2400 $37,990
Massillon 2400 $37,990
Springfield 1040 $40,010
Lima 720 $37,530
Mansfield 470 $44,120
     
Metro Area (Oklahoma) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Oklahoma City 7800 $38,000
Tulsa 5200 $42,280
Lawton 330 $31,120
     
Metro Area (Oregon) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Eugene 1920 $40,130
Salem 1710 $36,710
Medford 1340 $41,280
Albany 1030 $39,870
Redmond 610 $45,110
Bend 610 $45,110
Corvallis 230 $47,560
Grants Pass 150 $34,920
     
Metro Area (Pennsylvania) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Pittsburgh 12770 $41,350
Harrisburg 6060 $45,620
Carlisle 6060 $45,620
Wilkes 4880 $42,940
Scranton 4880 $42,940
Barre 4880 $42,940
Hazleton 4880 $42,940
Lancaster 4260 $38,720
Hanover 3080 $43,210
York 3080 $43,210
Reading 2200 $41,900
Chambersburg 1930 $36,640
Waynesboro 1930 $36,640
Altoona 1320 $43,640
Erie 1280 $35,520
Lebanon 1230 $37,690
Williamsport 1110 $38,640
Johnstown 820 $39,530
East Stroudsburg 810 $37,540
State College 680 $40,700
Berwick 660 $40,540
Bloomsburg 660 $40,540
Gettysburg 450 $38,690
     
Metro Area (Puerto Rico) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Carolina 5510 $18,430
San Juan 5510 $18,430
Caguas 5510 $18,430
Ponce 710 $18,450
Isabela 600 $18,020
Aguadilla 600 $18,020
Mayag�ez 360 $18,150
Arecibo 290 $17,770
San Germ�n 190 $18,040
     
Metro Area (South Carolina) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Charleston 4770 $40,430
North Charleston 4770 $40,430
Mauldin 4130 $36,470
Anderson 4130 $36,470
Greenville 4130 $36,470
Columbia 3840 $39,590
Spartanburg 3220 $43,560
Florence 1330 $37,980
Bluffton 650 $32,580
Beaufort 650 $32,580
Hilton Head Island 650 $32,580
Sumter 350 $32,880
     
Metro Area (South Dakota) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Sioux Falls 3100 $38,490
Rapid City 820 $37,890
     
Metro Area (Tennessee) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Davidson 15940 $37,910
Nashville 15940 $37,910
Murfreesboro 15940 $37,910
Franklin 15940 $37,910
Knoxville 7090 $43,550
Morristown 1420 $46,660
Jackson 1110 $36,590
Cleveland 840 $30,750
Johnson City 570 $35,130
     
Metro Area (Texas) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Arlington 48540 $38,280
Fort Worth 48540 $38,280
Dallas 48540 $38,280
Sugar Land 39660 $38,430
The Woodlands 39660 $38,430
Houston 39660 $38,430
New Braunfels 11820 $40,760
San Antonio 11820 $40,760
Round Rock 6910 $36,360
Austin 6910 $36,360
El Paso 5160 $35,680
Midland 4810 $42,960
McAllen 4280 $32,470
Mission 4280 $32,470
Edinburg 4280 $32,470
Laredo 4200 $33,320
Corpus Christi 3470 $41,250
Longview 2770 $37,480
Odessa 2640 $41,660
Amarillo 2410 $41,280
Beaumont 2160 $39,110
Port Arthur 2160 $39,110
Lubbock 1920 $36,940
Tyler 1760 $38,210
Killeen 1690 $35,580
Temple 1690 $35,580
Brownsville 1630 $30,420
Harlingen 1630 $30,420
Waco 1140 $36,560
Abilene 1050 $40,730
College Station 920 $37,250
Bryan 920 $37,250
Victoria 880 $36,360
San Angelo 610 $37,880
Wichita Falls 510 $38,170
Denison 380 $36,500
Sherman 380 $36,500
     
Metro Area (Utah) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Salt Lake City 9800 $40,550
Clearfield 3590 $43,120
Ogden 3590 $43,120
Provo 1390 $42,860
Orem 1390 $42,860
St. George 1230 $36,820
     
Metro Area (Vermont) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
South Burlington 1050 $41,520
Burlington 1050 $41,520
     
Metro Area (Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Richmond 7740 $40,960
Roanoke 2350 $37,820
Harrisonburg 1530 $36,630
Lynchburg 1510 $36,510
Staunton 1400 $41,670
Waynesboro 1400 $41,670
Charlottesville 660 $34,800
Christiansburg 580 $33,150
Radford 580 $33,150
Blacksburg 580 $33,150
     
Metro Area (Washington) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Bellevue 15510 $44,620
Tacoma 15510 $44,620
Seattle 15510 $44,620
Spokane 2940 $40,320
Spokane Valley 2940 $40,320
Richland 1410 $48,730
Kennewick 1410 $48,730
Yakima 1360 $38,190
Bellingham 920 $45,340
Olympia 860 $38,760
Tumwater 860 $38,760
Wenatchee 730 $38,310
Mount Vernon 710 $47,980
Anacortes 710 $47,980
Longview 640 $43,820
Bremerton 360 $44,680
Silverdale 360 $44,680
Walla Walla 120 $36,850
     
Metro Area (West Virginia) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Charleston 1680 $35,730
Morgantown 930 $41,660
Beckley 540 $33,340
Parkersburg 460 $29,610
Vienna 460 $29,610
     
Metro Area (Wisconsin) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Milwaukee 8280 $39,080
West Allis 8280 $39,080
Waukesha 8280 $39,080
Green Bay 4720 $39,020
Madison 3500 $46,300
Oshkosh 1920 $40,070
Neenah 1920 $40,070
Janesville 1770 $38,710
Beloit 1770 $38,710
Wausau 1570 $35,880
Appleton 1550 $39,140
Racine 1460 $45,880
Eau Claire 1280 $39,400
Fond du Lac 1260 $48,050
Sheboygan 680 $37,560
     
Metro Area (Wyoming) Total Employment Annual Median Salary
Casper 920 $51,090
Cheyenne 910 $42,640

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Most Popular Industries for :
Heavy Truck Drivers

Industries representing at least 1% of total jobs for the occupation.

Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

Industry Jobs Percent Annual Median Salary
Trucking 815,760 48% $39,080
Non-durable Goods Wholesale 138,990 8% $37,820
Mineral Products 75,680 4% $33,400
Durable Goods Wholesale 63,900 3% $34,280
Construction Trades 58,100 3% $33,770
Transportation Support Services 47,690 2% $32,000
Waste Management 45,400 2% $34,220
Office Services And Staffing 44,920 2% $34,900
Civil Engineering 42,600 2% $34,130
Storage 33,900 2% $38,730
Delivery Services 31,630 1% $52,460
Food 23,760 1% $35,380
Government 23,250 1% $33,690
Hardware And Garden Stores 21,850 1% $32,240
Non-store Retailers 19,150 1% $35,560
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  • Aviation Institute of Maintenance schools are distinguished institutes committed to the education and personal enrichment of each student interested in the Aviation Industry.

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Las Vegas
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Programs
  • Electronics Engineering Technology - Bachelor's
  • Making the decision to earn your degree and pursue your career goals could be the best decision you ever make. Enroll at ECPI University and you’ll join a collaborative and fostering learning environment, surrounded by faculty and staff who are there to support you through the entire process.

     

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  • HVAC/R
  • Give your career a boost with an education from Mayfield College.
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Cathedral City
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Programs
  • Heating, Ventilation, and AC
  • You can get started on a new career with Institute of Technology.

    For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.iot.edu/disclosure

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Modesto
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We have some additional detailed pages at the state level for Heavy Truck Drivers.

Numbers in parentheses are counts of relevant campus-based schools in the state; online schools may also be available.

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