Transportation Industry

Transportation Industry Trends

The transportation sector is ripe with opportunities. Some of the best-paying skilled jobs in this industry don't require a bachelor's degree — and there are plenty of job openings.

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Aircraft Mechanic

Median Salary: $69,100
Jobs Available: 13,400+

If you’re fascinated by planes, here’s a job that will help you learn more about aircraft every day. Aircraft mechanics — also called aircraft

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Auto Body Technician

Median Salary: $47,800
Jobs Available: 16,100+

These talented technicians are the magicians who diminish the memory of a fender bender and make a vehicle look better than it did before.

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Auto Mechanic

Median Salary: $46,400
Jobs Available: 74,200+

More than 90% of American households own a vehicle, so it’s no surprise that the people who keep them running are in high demand.

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Diesel Mechanic

Median Salary: $53,600
Jobs Available: 30,300+

Learn what a diesel mechanic or diesel technician does, how and where to get training, salary range and what it's like to do this job.

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Truck Driver

Median Salary: $49,900
Jobs Available: 258,600+

If the open road inspires you and you don’t mind being alone, here’s a job to consider.

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