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Why You Should Consider a Transportation Career

Posted by: Gavin Au-Yeung Date: October 13, 2020 Category: Blog

A career in the transportation sector can be very rewarding. Many of our modern conveniences are somehow related to this industry. Continue to reading to learn more about why you should pursue a career in transportation.

Related blog: Exploring a Transportation Career

Ease of Entry

When compared to a traditional four-year university program, many careers in the transportation industry can be less time-consuming. For example, a Truck Driver in Saskatchewan or Alberta can expect training to take from four to six weeks. This pace of qualification may be more attractive for newcomers who are hoping to earn money as soon as possible. Many warehouses and labour positions often do not require higher education and provide training as well.

High Demand Career Opportunities

The Transportation Sector provides jobs with high security and demand. Many other industries depend on the transportation sector. As a result, the transportation sector will continue to expand along with the growth of other industries as well. In Alberta, Transportation and Warehousing jobs have created job opportunities for 2,280,000 employees. In addition, those in the sector have an average job tenure of 95.7 months, which is well above the provincial average.

Baby Boomers (born between 1946 and 1964) occupy a large portion of senior management roles at transportation and logistics companies. With their retirement expected in the near future, there are plenty of career advancement opportunities for those considering a career in the sector. Many global and local industry associations have started programs designed to attract, recruit and develop young professionals. For example, the Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) has been representing Truck Drivers in the province for nearly 80 years. In addition, the STA’s new program, Women Shifting Gears will target women who want training to become transport truck drivers.

A Rewarding Career

Pursuing a career in the transportation industry means you will be impacting the lives of a lot of people. Consider the wide range of careers in the transportation sector. For example, daily commuters depend on Public Transit to get to work, shopping malls and supermarkets depend on Truck Drivers to deliver products, and those who drive personal vehicles depend on engineering crews to plan and maintain roads. It may not seem obvious at first, however, the transportation industry has an important role in almost every other industry. More recently, with COVID19, transportation workers have become even more important in delivering supplies and serving their communities. Therefore, working in the transportation sector is a chance to make a huge impact with your work.

On the personal level, a career in the transportation sector is full of changes and variety. Every day will bring about new opportunities for personal growth. As a transportation professional, you will have the chance to learn a little bit about every industry you influence. Working in the sector will be personally fulfilling as well.

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