Commercial Truck Driver:
Commercial truck drivers carry large cargoes consisting of goods such as mattresses or produce. They can be privately self-run with the "trucker" hiring out his labor or under a large company such as Walmart.
Depending on the type of load you are willing to carry, it might be necessary to get a Class A or Class C license. It is also necessary to pass the Commercial Drivers License Exam which will take less than 2 months. If you are under 21, you will not be able to carry cargo across state lines.
Your salary depends on who is endorsing the load you are carrying. Walmart truck drivers can expect to earn over $80,000 a year and the median salary for such truckers employed under large companies is $73,000 a year. The median salary for truck drivers including private truckers is $43,000 a year.
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Auto mechanics, commonly referred to as just mechanics, work in vehicle restoration or augmentation. They fix up vehicles that have been damaged, work on making vehicles better (augmentation), or on making cars under the supervision of an automotive brand like Honda. They can work privately in their own shops or under a larger company.
To become a private mechanic, no degree is really needed but passion for automobiles is a must. All one would have to do is set up an auto shop or find an associate such as a relative for which to work. A vocational certificate or 2 year associate's degree in mechanical engineering will definitely increase job prospects if you wish to work for a big company and have no connections.
Salary depends on your employer. If you go the route with no education, your income will be dependent on the revenue you get from your business or the commission granted to you by your superior . The median salary for auto mechanics is around $38,000 a year at around $19 an hour according to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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