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Career Path

Are you driven to drive? Let us steer you in the right direction. If you’re independent and love to travel and explore, learn more about the transportation path below.
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Why The Transportation Path?

This path is a perfect fit for those who are safety conscious, good with people and details, have a CDL (Class A Commercial Driver’s License), and have a high school diploma or GED.

Our transportation connections are committed to helping you gain experience and invested in your successful career growth.

Transportation Salaries

Has the transportation field caught your interest? Once you connect with a career coach, the two of you can narrow down to a few specific job paths.

These salaries are average estimates from the Texas Workforce Commission (2019). Generally, entry level salaries can vary based on experience, level of education you’ve completed, or personal skills.

Your career coach can share more info on salary ranges for your education and experience.



Heavy Truck Driver

High School OR GED


Supervisor Material Mover


Postal Service Mail Carrier

SOME COLLEGE with skills training


Supervisor Transport & Material Moving


Sales Rep (MFG & Wholesale)


Transportation Inspector

BACHELOR'S DEGREE with skills training


Transportation Manager


Purchasing Manager


Sales Manager

You Could Be A…
Heavy Truck Driver


Safely drive a tractor-trailer combination or a heavy truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). May be required to unload truck.

4,000 Openings
In the Houston transportation path

Skills & Qualifications:

High school diploma/GED
Commercial Driver License (CDL)*
Through Houston Community College, San Jacinto College, or Lone Star College

HAZMAT Endorsement*
Through Houston Community College, San Jacinto College, or Texas School of Continuing Education & Recruitment

Knowledge of DOT regulations and familiarity with DOT log book
0.5-1 years of commercial driving or material moving experience

Hard Skills

  • Hazmat
  • Truck driving
  • Commercial driving
  • Materials transport
  • Scheduling

Soft Skills

  • Communication skills
  • Customer service
  • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • Organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented

How We Can Help You Find Your New Career

With your commitment and our know-how, we can give you a clear path forward to a rewarding career and a bright future.

Part 1 Of Your Journey

Get started by filling out a simple form. Then you’ll take a skills assessment and meet with a career coach who will map your journey.

Part 2 Of Your Journey

Once you select a career path, we’ll connect you with educational partners and resources to develop necessary skills.

Part 3 Of Your Journey

You’ll use your new skills and our network of employer partners to apply for the jobs best suited to you.

Take a look at our infographic to get an in-depth look at your journey to a new career.

Take The First Step
Towards A New Career

Start down a new career path today by filling out the form below. We’ll guide you from there.

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