These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Delivery Drivers

We used our database of over 7 million resumes to determine which careers former delivery drivers are entering now.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarFormer Jobs, Rankings - 5 months ago

It’s tough to be a delivery driver nowadays, and more and more of them are losing confidence in their own profession.

While the amount of people majoring in courses preparing people for a job as a delivery driver isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become delivery drivers in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.

With so many delivery drivers no longer sticking around, this begs the question:

What are they all doing now?

We were curious, so we looked through the resumes of former delivery drivers to see what kind of jobs they were moving into after leaving the field. There were thousands of answers, so we made the cutoff at the top 100 jobs.

The full list of those jobs can be found below.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten most common jobs for former delivery drivers:

  1. Driver
  2. Sales Associate
  3. Customer Service Representative
  4. Truck Driver
  5. Cashier
  6. Server
  7. Machine Operator
  8. Security Officer
  9. Assistant Manager
  10. Sales Representative

These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a delivery driver would have or being a stepping stone to a different career.

Here’s the thing about these jobs though — as a list, they’re kind of boring as hell. They’re pretty much exactly what you’d expect a lot of former delivery drivers to do.

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But given that there are some very surprising and interesting items on this list, we’ve decided to highlight a few of those instead.

Here are some of the most interesting jobs of former delivery drivers:

  1. Package Handler
  2. Operator
  3. Security Guard
  4. Installer
  5. Merchandiser
  6. Equipment Operator
  7. Assembler
  8. Shift Manager
  9. Ship Worker
  10. Shift Leader

Some of these items are admittedly more attractive than one another as far as actually working the job goes, but one way or another, you’ve got to admit they’re eye-catching.

How We Determined the Most Common Jobs of Former Delivery Drivers

Using resume information from our database of over 7 million resumes, we looked at all resumes that listed delivery driver under their work history. Then we looked at which jobs showed up on their work histories following their stints as a delivery driver, sorting them by their most frequent.

That’s how we made the initial ranked list.

To make our list of most interesting jobs, we looked through the ranked list to see if any positions:

  • Showed up in fewer than 1% of all new jobs
  • And, were not part of the 100 most common jobs in our database

That’s all for how we did it — below you’ll find the full ranked list of the most common jobs of former delivery drivers.

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Delivery Drivers

Job Title Rank %
Driver 1 3.0%
Sales Associate 2 2.08%
Customer Service Representative 3 1.9%
Truck Driver 4 1.39%
Cashier 5 1.37%
Server 6 1.08%
Machine Operator 7 1.03%
Security Officer 8 0.91%
Assistant Manager 9 0.91%
Sales Representative 10 0.79%
Warehouse Worker 11 0.76%
Manager 12 0.74%
Forklift Operator 13 0.72%
Technician 14 0.69%
Material Handler 15 0.66%
Internship 16 0.66%
Warehouse Associate 17 0.62%
Route Driver 18 0.59%
Associate 19 0.52%
Maintenance Technician 20 0.45%
Supervisor 21 0.42%
Service Technician 22 0.4%
Cook 23 0.4%
Package Handler 24 0.38%
Substitute Teacher 25 0.37%
Operator 26 0.36%
Security Guard 27 0.35%
Crew Member 28 0.35%
Owner/Operator 29 0.34%
Administrative Assistant 30 0.34%
Volunteer 31 0.33%
Owner 32 0.33%
Cdl Driver 33 0.32%
Customer Service Trainer 34 0.31%
Installer 35 0.31%
Merchandiser 36 0.31%
Welder 37 0.3%
General Manager 38 0.3%
Equipment Operator 39 0.3%
Assembler 40 0.3%
Team Leader 41 0.29%
Operations Manager 42 0.27%
Shift Manager 43 0.26%
Ship Worker 44 0.26%
Assistant 45 0.25%
Store Manager 46 0.25%
Transportation Driver 47 0.25%
Shift Leader 48 0.25%
Warehouse Manager 49 0.24%
Customer Service Associate 50 0.24%
Office Assistant 51 0.24%
Courier 52 0.23%
Line Cook 53 0.23%
Field Service Technician 54 0.23%
Bus Driver 55 0.22%
Specialist 56 0.22%
Delivery Driver/Warehouse 57 0.21%
Over The Road Driver 58 0.21%
Mechanic 59 0.21%
Helper/Driver 60 0.21%
Technical Support Technician 61 0.21%
Production Worker 62 0.2%
Dispatcher 63 0.2%
Shuttle Driver 64 0.2%
Waitress 65 0.2%
Shipping And Receiving Clerk 66 0.19%
Custodian 67 0.18%
Mail Clerk 68 0.18%
Research Assistant 69 0.18%
Order Selector 70 0.18%
Installation Technician 71 0.18%
Computer Technician 72 0.18%
Account Manager 73 0.18%
Cleaner 74 0.17%
Motor Transport Operator 75 0.17%
Sales Person 76 0.17%
School Bus Driver 77 0.17%
Technical Support Specialist 78 0.17%
Teacher 79 0.17%
Graphic Designer 80 0.16%
Office Manager 81 0.16%
Landscaper 82 0.16%
Certified Nursing Assistant 83 0.16%
Clerk 84 0.16%
Field Technician 85 0.16%
Service Representative 86 0.16%
Prep Cook 87 0.15%
Project Manager 88 0.14%
Manufacturing Team Member 89 0.14%
Pharmacist Technician 90 0.14%
Receptionist 91 0.14%
Press Operator 92 0.14%
Agent 93 0.14%
Electrician 94 0.14%
Cdl Class A Driver 95 0.14%
Machinist 96 0.14%
Assistant Store Manager 97 0.14%
Janitor 98 0.14%
Forklift Driver 99 0.13%
Stocker 100 0.13%

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