A recent survey found more than a quarter of all American drivers are worried about a future in which their job could be at risk.
Here are some tips to help you find a good job in your chosen field.
Get a job that pays well.
According to the American Automobile Association, the average hourly wage in 2016 was $8.13 in the Northeast.
The Midwest and Southwest had the lowest median hourly wage of $7.69, while the South had the highest at $10.72.
A recent AAA survey found the average worker in the South makes $26.65 an hour.
In the Northeast, the median hourly worker was $25.37.
A 2014 survey found drivers in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast earn the highest average hourly pay, at $24.84 and $24,000, respectively.
Make sure you can work in the right field.
When hiring for a job, employers should check whether your skills will be useful for the position, said Mark Riedel, president of the AAA.
“If you’re a good driver and you’re able to work well in the field, that’s a good thing,” he said.
In addition, if your experience is in a different field than your previous employer, you might be more likely to land a job if you have a resume that showcases your skills.
Don’t take jobs that require a degree.
If you’re looking for a career in law enforcement, a law school, finance or nursing, a degree is a must, said Chris St. Martin, associate dean for undergraduate programs at the University of Chicago Law School.
“It’s not necessarily that you can’t do law enforcement or finance, but if you’re doing a profession that requires a degree, you should be able to do it,” St. Michael said.
Pay your dues.
According a 2014 study by the University at Buffalo, the U.S. has the highest unemployment rate in the industrialized world.
According the National Center for Education Statistics, more than 12 million Americans were unemployed in 2016, while nearly 20 million were underemployed.
“A big problem in today’s economy is that too many people don’t have the skills or experience to do what they’re hired to do,” said Chris Glynn, president and CEO of CareerBuilder, a career website that helps people find jobs.
“As you’re putting yourself out there, you’re working with someone who has to do all the manual labor that goes into hiring,” Glynn said.
Choose a career that pays your bills.
“The main thing to remember is that you’re in this for the long run,” said St. Augustine, who worked as a driver for 15 years before moving into finance.
“You’re going to have to do a little bit of debt to get into the car business, so that’s something you want to avoid,” she said.
“I know a lot of people who don’t drive, they’re doing their MBA in finance and are thinking that they can get into finance as a career.”
For example, a student at the School of Business at the Johns Hopkins University is looking to earn her MBA in financial analysis.
“That is not a career I would consider in the long term, but I’m just hoping that one day I can get my foot in the door,” she wrote in an email.
Look at the career opportunities. “
Look at the career opportunities.
There are a number of different ways to get a job in a career you’re interested in.
One of the biggest is the education you have, said St- Augustine.
If a career is what you want, you’ll need to look for a position in a financial service, said Paul Coughlin, a senior vice president with CareerBuilder. “
Most people have done a bachelor of arts degree, so they’re probably familiar with the financial services industry, and the finance industry is an industry that’s not all that common,” she added.
If a career is what you want, you’ll need to look for a position in a financial service, said Paul Coughlin, a senior vice president with CareerBuilder.
“They’re often the first place people go to if they want to start their career,” he added.
“One of the things I tell people is that if you do not have the right experience, you don’t get a good fit,” said Coughlins.
“But if you are looking to make a transition from one field to another, then you need to do that carefully. “
And if you can find an employee who’s a fit for the job, then that’s great,” he continued.
Doing it in a timely fashion is going to be critical,” he warned.
Know your market.
“To get a handle on what your job market is like, you need some data about