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26 G.I. JOBS | APRIL 2018 | GIJOBS.COM What They Do: This career is guaranteed to be on every Hot Jobs for Veterans list. Why? Because there is a steady need for professional truck, bus and heavy equipment drivers as an aging workforce and tighter regulations take their toll. Hot Jobs Titles: Over the Road Driver (OTR Driver), Long-Haul Driver, Delivery Driver, Line Haul Driver, Log Truck Driver, Production Truck Driver, Road Driver, Semi Truck Driver, Tractor Trailer Operator, Truck Driver Why It's Hot: The BLS projects 6% job growth through 2026. Hot Job Titles: Auto Technician, Automotive Service Technician, Certified ASE Master Automotive Technician, Master Automotive Technician, Master Technician, Mechanic, Shop Foreman, Truck Technician Why It's Hot: The BLS projects 6% job growth through 2026. What You'll Need: High school diploma or GED, plus a Commercial Driver's License (CDL). If you want to drive the big rigs, you'll need a Class A CDL. What You'll Need: Most employers prefer mechanics with formal training, be it military training or a post-secondary program. Industry certification is typically required. CDL DRIVER/OPERATOR $41,340 * $38,470 * What They Do: Moving up two spots on this year's list, mechanics are still in demand by the Military Friendly® Employers. Some call them technicians, but regardless of the title they troubleshoot, fix, inspect and maintain cars and light trucks. AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN/MECHANIC 15 16 MEDIAN ANNUAL SALARY MEDIAN ANNUAL SALARY *Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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