3 Jobs for People Who Love Driving
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For some people, driving is not just a means to go to work or undertake a weekly shopping trip. It is something that they genuinely enjoy as they navigate and explore their country’s road system, often reaching a destination where they can relax and enjoy nature or meet distant friends.
Put simply, many people enjoy driving as a pleasure and look forward to going on long road trips or tours that take them far away from home. If this sounds familiar, you are probably one of the millions of people who genuinely love to drive. However, you may not have considered using this passion to generate income as a main job.
In 2023, there are a wide range of professional occupations that involve a substantial amount of driving as part of your daily duties. In this article, three specific jobs that will appeal to a diverse range of people who enjoy driving will be explored.
One of the most conventional forms of driving-based employment is to work as a taxi driver. Depending on your location and who you work for, you may be able to pick your hours of work and even specific routes to specialize in (such as undertaking airport transfers for local people who are going on vacation, etc.). This type of driving work also attracts a competitive wage, with an average taxi driver earning around 19 dollars an hour. However, it is important to recognize that the more hours you are prepared to work, the greater your income will be. Certain periods, such as New Year’s Eve and during bank holidays, can allow you to benefit from increased trade. New Year’s Eve is one of the busiest periods for any taxi driver, and they can often earn increased fare prices per kilometer on this occasion.
Freelance shipping driver
Another well-paid driving job is that of a freelance shipping driver. In this type of work, shipping work is listed on online jobs boards, and there are thousands of jobs available most weeks. Freelance drivers who have access to their own shipping vehicles (i.e., larger trucks or vans) bid on the work that is advertised online after signing up for notifications from the shipping firm. Generally, the lowest bid will win the job, and the driver is then tasked with delivering the shipment to its destination in a pre-agreed time.
As a final option for drivers to consider, there is the role of a paramedic. This is markedly different from the other two jobs previously mentioned as it requires a high level of clinical knowledge in the field of pre-hospital emergency care. Paramedics are highly trained clinicians who will drive under “blue light” emergency conditions to reach seriously ill patients quickly. They will need to drive at speed and with excellent road safety to ensure they reach critical patients rapidly without putting other road users in danger. For some, this is a thrilling profession where no two days are ever the same. The typical salary of a fully trained paramedic is between $43K and $53K, depending on where and who they work for. There is also the option to specialize in a particular area of pre-hospital care as your career progresses (e.g., trauma care or working on an air ambulance), and these positions may offer even higher salaries.