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24 High Paying Jobs You Can Get With a DUI

If you were convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), it could negatively impact your prospects for employment in many lines of work. Jobs you may not qualify for due to a DUI conviction include teacher, ride share driver (Uber or Lyft), medical professional, or member of the U.S. military.
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How Getting a DUI Can Affect Your Life

Being convicted of a DUI is not only emotionally difficult, but it can also be damaging to your finances and professional life. While some employers may let the conviction slide, others will consider it a serious lack of judgment on your part, and, depending on what you do for work, a DUI may even result in your outright termination.

Also Read: Keeping Your License After a DUI

Jobs You Can Still Get With a DUI on Your Record

Fortunately, finding a career with a DUI on your record is not as devastating today as it was even just a few years ago since there are now more DUI-friendly jobs available under new laws and changes to many companies' DUI employment policies.

Examples of employment options and job fields that hire people with a DUI may include:

  1. Network Support Specialist
  2. Software Engineer
  3. Marketing
  4. Graphic Designer
  5. Architect
  6. Receptionist
  7. Flight Attendant
  8. Electrician
  9. HVAC Technician
  10. Copier Technician
  11. Pipeline Technician
  12. Supply Chain Manager
  13. Carpenter
  14. Welding
  15. Oil Industry
  16. Wind Energy Technician
  17. Commercial Truck Driver
  18. Freelance Writer
  19. Insurance Sales
  20. Investment Manager
  21. Retail
  22. Restaurant
  23. Home Inspector
  24. Owning Your Own Business

Also Read: Will a DUI Deny My Working for the Government?

What To Do After a DUI

If you've been arrested for a DUI, you should seek legal representation immediately. Unless you’re a lawyer, you’ll have no idea of how to navigate the litigation process in court.

A knowledgeable and experienced lawyer can help get your charges reduced. The conviction process will be less stressful with a lawyer on your side.

A DUI conviction comes with serious consequences. This includes jail time, a driver's license suspension, and hefty fines. A lawyer can help to reduce fines and your potential jail sentence. They may also help you keep your license.

Also Read: Will a DUI Show Up on a Background Check?

Should I Tell My Boss I Got a DUI?

There is no law requiring you to report a DUI to your employer. In fact, the law places limits on what an employer may ask about your criminal record.

However, there are several exceptions in which you must disclose a DUI to your boss:

  • If you drive as part of your job
  • If your employment agreement requires it
  • If you’re applying for a new job and you’re asked about arrests and convictions.

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