Are you looking for a career change in 2021 after the shake-up that was 2020? Careers in driving can be a reliable and lucrative choice – not to mention varied and flexible.
Here are 5 benefits of pursuing a career in driving in 2021:
1. Job security
Jobs that involve driving for a living will always be in demand, meaning so will the people that perform them. Industries like freight and transportation may be set to boom in 2021 as various other sectors play catch-up to recover from the effects of COVID-19. So, if you’re looking for a career change, this may be the one for you.
Companies are expected to recruit drivers over the next twelve months heavily, so you have a high chance of being selected. As the job is mostly safe from COVID risks (as most drivers work alone on their journeys), you’ll likely still be able to earn money even if there are further spikes and lockdowns.
2. Quality YOU Time
If you’re the sort of person who enjoys their own company and is happy to spend many hours alone with their thoughts, then a job driving on long journeys may suit you well. Many haulage and long-distance drivers love their lifestyle, occupying themselves with audiobooks, podcasts, and music during their long drives.
Those who wish they could spend more time engaging in such pursuits may thrive under such conditions. Not only will you get to spend more time doing what you love – you’ll be getting paid for doing it. Just make sure you keep your focus at all times when out on the roads.
Another perk to pursuing a driving career is the flexibility on offer. Whether you work as a self-employed contractor or as part of a larger enterprise, you’ll have a great deal of input into the journeys you take. If you’re mostly interested in short trips, these can make up most of the jobs you take.
But if you’re happy to take on longer journeys, potentially taking you into the heart of Europe, then these may be on offer too. Not only are these roles flexible, but they’re also a great way to see the world.
4. Change of Scenery
Speaking of seeing the world, 2020 was a challenging year for everyone, and jobs that offer a refreshing change of scenery in 2021 may be highly coveted. Many people lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic and will be considering a career change, not just for security but also for their mental health.
Jobs driving for a living can provide a form of focused tranquillity that doesn’t exist in most other careers. If this is something that would benefit you, then get involved. A new adventure may be exactly what you need. Driving for a living offers far more rewards than a salary.
5. Driving Careers Pay Well – and Offer Other Perks
Many people are unaware of it, but those who drive for a living, especially long-distance drivers, are well compensated for their efforts. Those who are experienced tend to earn an excellent living. Pay also increases with years of service, so those who stick at it tend to do well, financially speaking.
Specific trips and long-distance journeys also pay lofty bonuses, especially during certain times of the year. Finally, most companies offer excellent perks to their drivers, such as health, dental, and life insurance for all employees. Not to mention eye care, retirement, and a flexible holiday policy.
If your aim is to avoid returning to a nine to five job in 2021. Then consider a career in driving.