There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a road worker. For example, did you know that they make an average of $28.02 an hour? That's $58,275 a year!
There are certain skills that many road workers have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed math skills, physical stamina and physical strength.
When it comes to the most important skills required to be a road worker, we found that a lot of resumes listed 17.6% of road workers included heavy equipment, while 12.4% of resumes included road maintenance, and 8.9% of resumes included county roads. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.
If you're interested in becoming a road worker, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 22.0% of road workers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 0.6% of road workers have master's degrees. Even though some road workers have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.
Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a road worker. When we researched the most common majors for a road worker, we found that they most commonly earn high school diploma degrees or bachelor's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on road worker resumes include associate degree degrees or diploma degrees.
You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a road worker. In fact, many road worker jobs require experience in a role such as forklift operator. Meanwhile, many road workers also have previous career experience in roles such as driver or welder.
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In addition to switching up your job search, it might prove helpful to look at a career path for your specific job. Now, what's a career path you ask? Well, it's practically a map that shows how you might advance from one job title to another. Our career paths are especially detailed with salary changes. So, for example, if you started out with the role of driver you might progress to a role such as foreman eventually. Later on in your career, you could end up with the title superintendent.
|Top Careers Before Road Worker|
Forklift Operator8.3 %
|Top Careers After Road Worker|
Sales Associate9.0 %
Warehouse Worker6.5 %
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Hispanic or Latino13.3 %
Black or African American11.2 %
|Foreign Languages Spoken|
Everett Community College10.0 %
Kent State University10.0 %
Ohio State University6.7 %
Southeastern Community College6.7 %
Precision Metal Working9.0 %
Automotive Technology6.4 %
Criminal Justice6.4 %
High School Diploma43.5 %
The skills section on your resume can be almost as important as the experience section, so you want it to be an accurate portrayal of what you can do. Luckily, we've found all of the skills you'll need so even if you don't have these skills yet, you know what you need to work on. Out of all the resumes we looked through, 17.6% of road workers listed heavy equipment on their resume, but soft skills such as math skills and physical stamina are important as well.