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1. Heavy/tractor-trailer truck driver

Trucking continues to be the fastest-growing mode of transportation in the country. You don't need a college degree to drive a truck, but the hours are long and the pay is just barely considered high wage (over $18).

  • Average monthly unique job postings (March 2015–March 2016): 1,161,717
  • Average monthly hires (March 2015–March 2016): 105,997
  • Gap between job postings and hires: 1,055,721
  • Total employment in 2015: 1,695,977
  • Median hourly earnings (Sept. 2015): $19.00

Source: CareerBuilder

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