Training for the trucking or diesel technology field can be a good move for your career or even income.
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Comparing the Schools
Vermont has very few schools for this domain, and while the tuition is higher than in other states, you could find some financial aid options to help you out.
Scholarships are the most used ways to reduce the cost of the tuition, but they’re mostly available for those studying diesel technology.
Some schools may have more scholarships to choose from than others.
Classes are relatively small in Vermont, and this is really good as you can have more questions asked during the training period.
If you learn how to drive a truck, a small classroom means you get to spend more time behind the wheel.
|Champlain Valley Driver Training School||57 Gonyeau Rd., Milton, VT 05468|
|Giroux General Transportation||1 Humbert Street, Barre, VT 05641|
|Northeast Driver Training LLC||10 Transport Park, Rockingham, VT 05101|
|Stafford Driving School||8 Stratton Rd., Rutland, VT 05701|
You should know that there are many environments in which a diesel mechanic can work, so check out all the possibilities before choosing a program.
For this career path, you can get either a diploma after one year of study or an Associates’ degree after 2 years of study.
General education subjects are also taught in these diesel related programs.
All the programs also teach you how to work under strict safety regulations, how trucks are loaded and unloaded, and other tasks you might be expected to complete on the job.
One of the fields in which you’ll easily find a job is the forestry industry, as it is heavily supported by trucks and truck drivers.
This could even mean a higher salary right from the start when compared to other fields.
Below you can see the median annual income of the truck drivers in Vermont.Annual Salary Range: Annual Salary by Location:
|Location||Avg. Annual Salary|
Regional Salary in Vermont
|Region||Employed||Avg. Annual Salary||Avg. Hourly Pay||Top 10% Annual Salary||Bottom 10% Annual Salary|
|Burlington-South Burlington, VT||920||$53,550||$25.74||$70,910||$39,700|
* Employment conditions in your area may vary.
There are many large trucking companies in Vermont.
They include repair shops and truck dealers, but not only.
You also can become an owner and operator and be self-employed, especially if you’re a truck driver.
You can also expect to see 10% more job openings for truck drivers and 9% more jobs posted for diesel mechanics.
Any of these schools and their programs are good if you want to enter a field where there is no shortage of employment, and you can get hired as soon as you complete your education.