Becoming a driving instructor means that you have flexibility as well as a challenge. If you love time behind the wheel, interacting with people and being your own boss, then this career is for you!
Being a driving instructor is extremely rewarding. You are able to play a part in making someone’s life better because through driving, they gain independence and the opportunity to expand their horizons.
But why? Why would anyone want to spend their days teaching (sometimes) arrogant teenagers how to drive? Well, firstly it’s not only teenagers. There will be adults who haven’t had the time to invest into getting their licence, new arrivals to the country or people who need to upgrade their licence for work. But if you need further convincing here you go:
1. There is a constant demand
In every country and every state – as long as there are cars on the road – there will always be a need for driving instructors. It’s endless! Every day a teenager somewhere just hit the legal age requirement for driving and will need lessons. Getting one’s drivers licence is seen as a rite of passage into adulthood, so you can choose to be as busy as you want to be. The people will always be there
2. You can sit all day
Not everyone would enjoy this part, but if the thought of highly active, physical labour type jobs makes you cringe, then being a driving instructor is for you! Most of your days are spent sitting, passing on your wisdom. So purchase a comfy seat cover and settle in.
3. You get to meet new people
Ironically, whilst you are seated in one place all day, you have the chance to travel around seeing awesome new places and meeting interesting people. They come to you! Every one of your students will bring their unique personality into the car and maybe you’ll learn something you didn’t know.
4. You make the world a better place
Let’s be honest – there are a lot of bad drivers out there! As an instructor, you are in a unique position to be able to reduce that number. One at a time, you have the opportunity to produce safe and confident drivers. Your attitude and perspective towards this responsibility you have can make all the difference in creating a safer and better future for road users.
5. Your car is a business expense
When it comes to tax, you can file business expenses on fuel, maintenance and even monthly payments you make towards your car. Now if that didn’t convince you, I’m not sure what will.