Careers

Car Sales Manager

CAREER PROFILE
Duties: Hire, train, and supervise the dealership's sales force and help negotiate all transactions between sales workers and customers
Alternate Title(s): None
Salary Range: $19.03 to $55.59 per hour
Employment Prospects: Fair
Advancement Prospects: Fair
Best Geographical Location(s): All locations throughout the country have job possibilities for well-trained, experienced Sales Managers
Prerequisites:
Education or Training—Four-year college degree in business administration or marketing

Car dealership Operation General Manager

CAREER PROFILE
Duties: Direct all of the dealership's operations
Alternate Title(s): None Salary Range: Average $42.84 per hour
Employment Prospects: Good
Advancement Prospects: Good
Best Geographical Location(s): All locations throughout the country have job possibilities for well-trained, experienced General Managers at auto dealerships
Prerequisites: Education or Training—Four-year college degree in business administration or marketing
Experience—Experience in sales, service, or administration

Detailer

CAREER PROFILE
Duties: Prepare new and used cars for display in the showroom or sales lot and for delivery to customers
Alternate Title(s): Vehicle Cleaner
Salary Range: $12,660 to $28,080
Employment Prospects: Good
Advancement Prospects: Fair
Best Geographical Location(s): All locations throughout the country have job possibilities for well-trained, experienced Detailers
Prerequisites:
Education or Training—High school diploma
Experience—Experience with cars helpful

Used Car Salesperson

CAREER PROFILE
Duties: Sell used cars and arrange financing
Alternate Title(s): Car Sales Associate; Car Salesman
Salary Range: $18.25 per hour
Employment Prospects: Good
Advancement Prospects: Good
Best Geographical Location(s): All locations throughout the country have job possibilities for well-trained, experienced Used Car Salespeople
Prerequisites:
Education or Training—High school diploma
Experience—Previous sales experience of any kind helpful

New Car Salesperson

CAREER PROFILE
Duties: Sell new cars and arrange financing
Alternate Title(s): Car Sales Associate; Car Salesman
Salary Range: Average $18.25 an hour
Employment Prospects: Good
Advancement Prospects: Good
Best Geographical Location(s): All locations throughout the country have job possibilities for well-trained, experienced New Car Salespeople
Prerequisites:
Education or Training—High school diploma
Experience—Any type of sales experience helpful

Tow Truck Driver

CAREER PROFILE
Duties: Drive and operate a truck to tow vehicles that have broken down, been damaged, or illegally parked
Alternate Title(s): Vehicle Recovery Operator
Salary Range: $10 to $15 per hour
Employment Prospects: Excellent
Advancement Prospects: Good
Best Geographical Location(s): Large metropolitan areas or towns along major interstate roadways are best, but any location that is not excessively rural should have plenty of opportunities
Prerequisites:
Education or Training—High school diploma helpful

Ambulance Driver

CAREER PROFILE
Duties: Drive ambulances to move patients who are sick, injured, or recovering
Alternate Title(s): None
Salary Range: $6.33 to $13.73 an hour ($13,160 to $28,550 annually)
Employment Prospects: Very good
Advancement Prospects: Good
Best Geographical Location(s): Although jobs are available throughout the country, most opportunities occur in large metropolitan areas
Prerequisites:
Education or Training—High school diploma
Experience—Extensive driving experience in all conditions and familiarity with local area

Route Driver

CAREER PROFILE
Duties: Deliver and sell their firm's products over established routes or within an established territory
Alternate Title(s): Truck Driver/Sales Worker
Salary Range: $6.02 to $19.63 per hour
Employment Prospects: Good
Advancement Prospects: Fair Best
Geographical Location(s): Although jobs are available throughout the country, more opportunities occur in large metropolitan areas
Prerequisites:
Education or Training—High school diploma
Experience—Truck driving experience helpful

Delivery Service Truck Driver

CAREER PROFILE
Duties: Drive trucks or vans smaller than three tons to deliver or pick up merchandise and packages within a specific area
Alternate Title(s): Light Truck Driver or Service Truck Driver
Salary Range: $7.10 to $20.79 per hour ($14,770 to $43,250 annually)
Employment Prospects: Good
Advancement Prospects: Fair
Best Geographical Location(s): Although jobs are available throughout the country, more opportunities occur in large metropolitan areas
Prerequisites:
Education or Training—High school diploma preferred

Heavy Truck Driver

CAREER PROFILE
Duties: Drive trucks with a capacity of at least 26,000 Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), transporting cars, livestock, and other materials in liquid, loose, or packaged form
Alternate Title(s): Tractor-Trailer Driver
Salary Range: $20,850 to $49,520
Employment Prospects: Excellent Advancement Prospects: Fair
Best Geographical Location(s): Large metropolitan areas along major interstate roadways where major trucking, retail, and wholesale companies have distribution centers
Prerequisites: