Driving School Owners and Instructors

Driving Instructor Teaches Student Driver in Car

Driving instructors, also known as driving safety educators, teach people the rules of the road and skills needed to drive safely. Their teaching methods include classroom lectures covering driving theory, traffic rules and laws, and automobile maintenance, as well monitoring students as they drive a car. Some instructors specialize by type of vehicle (such as cars, trucks, buses, or motorcycles).

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Commercial Driving Instructors, Driving Safety Educators
Duties Teach people how to drive, including the rules of the road and the skills needed to drive safely
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large cities
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
  • Some Postsecondary Training
School Subjects
  • Business
  • English
  • Speech
Experience Any experience teaching others will be useful
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Helpful
  • Outgoing
  • Business Management
  • Leadership
  • Teaching
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements A valid driver's license and a clean driving record required
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Administrator/Manager at State Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Driving School Owner
  • Driving Instructor

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