Truck Drivers (SOC 53-3032)

OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE
General Job Description


Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). May be required to unload truck. Requires commercial drivers' license.

For more information about this career view the O*NET Summary Report. Method of Entry Typically requires the completion of high school or an equivalent program resulting in the award of a high school diploma or an equivalent, such as the General Educational Development (GED) credential.



Use of Advanced Technology


Every occupation includes some relationship between job duties and the use of advanced technology -- defined as work activities and environments that incorporate complex electronics as found in computers, lasers, robotics, digital devices, satellites, etc. While basic computer skills such as "keyboarding" apply to an increasing number of occupations, each has different levels of technology interface. Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer is classified as an occupation whose job duties do not rely on the use of technology.


EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK


West Central Local Workforce Development Area Labor Market Information


Regional Employment 2012: 2,100
Projected Regional Employment 2022: 2,420
Absolute Change 2012 - 2022: 320
Percent Change 2012 - 2022: 15.20%
Average Hourly Wage 2013: $18.83
Average Openings per year due to Replacement: 35
Average Openings per year due to Growth: 30

Texas Labor Market Information


Texas Employment 2012: 161,730
Projected Texas Employment 2022: 198,760
Absolute Change 2012 - 2022: 37,030
Percent Change 2012 - 2022: 22.90%
Average Hourly Wage 2013: $19.50
Average Openings per year due to Replacement: 2,585
Average Openings per year due to Growth: 3,705


National Labor Market Information


National Employment 2012: 1,701,500
Projected National Employment 2022: 1,894,100
Absolute Change 2012 - 2022: 192,600
Percent Change 2012 - 2022: 11.30%
Average Hourly Wage 2013: $19.68
Average Openings per year due to Replacement: Not Available
Average Openings per year due to Growth: Not Available Additional

Labor Market Information


Turnover: LOW
Average Age of Workers in Occupation: 39.8
Average Years in Occupation: 6.3
Average Years with Current Employer: 3.3
Percent Female: 12.0%
Percent Non-White: 27.5%




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