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Transportation jobs will grow 5% over the next decade - or add 466,000 new workers. Are you ready to find and attract the talent you want? A current shortage of 50,000+ transportation workers is expected to balloon to nearly 200,000 within the next decade.
Most transportation jobs require specific licenses and extensive training hours. Air Traffic controllers who monitor airplane traffic, ensuring the safety of all passengers aboard an aircraft, require a Bachelor's Degree most of the time. Additionally, they must pass a qualifying Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) test to prior employment, obtain a qualifying score on the Air Traffic Standardized Aptitude Test (AT-SAT) and start the training course at the FAA Academy before their 31st birthday (and complete the tests).
Airline and Commercial Pilots, on the other hand, are usually required a Bachelor's Degree and must have an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate. They must accrue hundreds of flying hours to fly bigger aircrafts and usually move up the transportation jobs ladder by obtaining different licenses and certificates like the Student Pilot Certificate, Private Pilot License and so forth, until they reach Airline and Commercial Pilot status.
Other common ground transportation jobs require a specific commercial driver license to transport people or a truck driving category license awarded by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) of their state. Some of these job titles include, but are not limited to:
- Bus Driver
- Delivery Truck Driver
- Heavy Truck Driver
- Trailer Truck Driver
- Water Transportation Worker
- Taxi Driver
- Railroad Worker
- Machine Operator
- Material Mover
- Hand Labour
Flight attendants hold one of the most popular transportation jobs. They tend to passengers aboard an aircraft, serve refreshments, make sure all safety requirements are met during a flight and are prepared to handle many emergency scenarios. Flight attendants are trained by the recruiting airlin but also need to obtain an FAA certification.
Because some of these job descriptions can be too similar, like Delivery Truck Driver and Heavy Truck Driver, or Airline Pilot and Commercial Pilot, it's important to differentiate your job post past the job title. Write detailed job descriptions to ensure the right job candidates apply for the job. Remember to specify the licenses and certification required for the transportation job you're hiring for.
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