Driving School Owners and Instructors

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).

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

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