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Small Vehicle: Career and Education Opportunities in Washington

Small Vehicle: Along side the huge freight and transportation vehicles that serve the country are the smaller operations that provide service in the small. These cabs and delivery trucks are run by transportation workers focused on individual care and performance.

Washington photo by Kelvin Kay

Washington has a population of 6,664,195, which has grown by 13.07% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Evergreen State," its capital is Olympia, though its largest city is Seattle. In 2008, there were a total of 4,012,270 jobs in Washington. The average annual income was $42,747 in 2008, up from $41,919 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Washington was 8.9% in 2009, which has grown by 3.5% since the previous year. About 27.7% of Washington residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Washington include software publishers, offices of dentists, and overhead traveling crane, hoist, and monorail system manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Birthplace of Seattle Log House Museum, the History House, and the Boeing and Eames IMAX Theatres.


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Delivery Driver

Delivery Drivers drive a truck or van with a capacity of under 26,000 GVW, primarily to deliver or pick up merchandise or to deliver packages within a specified area. Delivery Drivers need to note the reactions and responses of others in both work and social situations. They also need to track and maintain equipment on an ongoing basis.
Taxi Driver

Taxi Drivers drive automobiles, vans, or limousines to transport passengers. Taxi Drivers need to manage their own time and the time of others. They also need to track and maintain equipment on an ongoing basis.