These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Drivers

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Former Jobs, Rankings - 8 months ago
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It’s tough to be a 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 driver isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become drivers in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.

With so many 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 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 drivers:

  1. Truck Driver
  2. Delivery Driver
  3. Customer Service Representative
  4. Security Officer
  5. Sales Associate
  6. Machine Operator
  7. Forklift Operator
  8. Cashier
  9. Technician
  10. Warehouse Worker

These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a 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 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 drivers:

  1. Equipment Operator
  2. Operator
  3. Mechanic
  4. Dispatcher
  5. Motor Coach Operator
  6. Courier
  7. Merchandiser
  8. Package Handler
  9. Heavy Equipment Operator
  10. Security Guard

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 Drivers

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

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Drivers

Job Title Rank %
Truck Driver 1 3.03%
Delivery Driver 2 2.25%
Customer Service Representative 3 1.44%
Security Officer 4 1.19%
Sales Associate 5 1.16%
Machine Operator 6 1.09%
Forklift Operator 7 0.86%
Cashier 8 0.86%
Technician 9 0.84%
Warehouse Worker 10 0.68%
Equipment Operator 11 0.68%
Supervisor 12 0.67%
Over The Road Driver 13 0.63%
Sales Representative 14 0.59%
Assistant Manager 15 0.59%
Owner/Operator 16 0.58%
Material Handler 17 0.58%
Operator 18 0.58%
Cdl Driver 19 0.58%
Maintenance Technician 20 0.56%
Bus Driver 21 0.54%
Internship 22 0.54%
Warehouse Associate 23 0.53%
Driver/Owner Operator 24 0.53%
Manager 25 0.51%
Owner 26 0.51%
Route Driver 27 0.48%
Server 28 0.48%
Operations Manager 29 0.39%
Helper/Driver 30 0.38%
Welder 31 0.38%
Mechanic 32 0.38%
Associate 33 0.37%
Dispatcher 34 0.35%
Warehouse/Driver 35 0.34%
Transportation Driver 36 0.33%
Motor Coach Operator 37 0.32%
Courier 38 0.31%
Team Leader 39 0.31%
Service Technician 40 0.31%
Driver Trainer 41 0.31%
Cook 42 0.31%
Merchandiser 43 0.3%
Administrative Assistant 44 0.3%
Customer Service Trainer 45 0.29%
Company Driver 46 0.29%
Package Handler 47 0.29%
Certified Nursing Assistant 48 0.27%
Installer 49 0.27%
Heavy Equipment Operator 50 0.27%
Volunteer 51 0.27%
Security Guard 52 0.27%
Production Worker 53 0.26%
Assembler 54 0.26%
Home Health Aid 55 0.24%
Truck Driver Class A 56 0.24%
Crew Member 57 0.24%
Warehouse Manager 58 0.24%
Tractor-Trailer Driver 59 0.24%
Clerk 60 0.23%
Field Service Technician 61 0.23%
Cdl Class A Driver 62 0.23%
Sales Person 63 0.23%
School Bus Driver 64 0.23%
Substitute Teacher 65 0.23%
Forklift Driver 66 0.22%
Local Driver 67 0.21%
Operation Supervisor 68 0.21%
Lead Driver 69 0.2%
Maintenance Worker 70 0.2%
Cleaner 71 0.19%
Office Manager 72 0.19%
Specialist 73 0.19%
Shuttle Driver 74 0.19%
Custodian 75 0.19%
Driver Supervisor 76 0.19%
Store Manager 77 0.19%
Class A Driver 78 0.19%
Motor Transport Operator 79 0.18%
Courier Driver 80 0.18%
Emergency Medical Technician 81 0.18%
Line Haul Driver 82 0.18%
Stocker 83 0.18%
Correction Officer 84 0.18%
Order Selector 85 0.18%
Self-Employed 86 0.17%
Farm Hand 87 0.17%
Instructor 88 0.17%
General Manager 89 0.17%
Bus Operator 90 0.17%
Electrician 91 0.17%
Sorter 92 0.16%
Tank Driver 93 0.16%
Agent 94 0.15%
Office Assistant 95 0.15%
Helper 96 0.15%
Ship Worker 97 0.14%
Foreman 98 0.14%
Account Manager 99 0.14%
Teacher 100 0.14%

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