15.) CDL Driver/Operator
What They Do: You will drive tractor trailers or trucks over 26,000 pounds, managing pickup and dropoff of materials.
Hot Jobs Titles:
- Long Haul Driver
- Log Truck Driver
- Over the Road Driver
- Production Truck Driver
- Road Driver, Semi Truck Driver
Median Annual Salary: $45,260*
Why It’s Hot: The BLS projects 2% job growth through 2029.
What You’ll Need: High school diploma, CDL license and ideally heavy vehicle driving experience.