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Crossing Guards

Also called: Community Service Officer, Crossing Guard, School Crossing Guard, School Traffic Supervisor

What they do:
Guide or control vehicular or pedestrian traffic at such places as streets, schools, railroad crossings, or construction sites.
On the job, you would:
  • Direct or escort pedestrians across streets, stopping traffic as necessary.
  • Guide or control vehicular or pedestrian traffic at such places as street and railroad crossings and construction sites.
  • Monitor traffic flow to locate safe gaps through which pedestrians can cross streets.


Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language


Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • understanding people's reactions


  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
  • pay attention to something without being distracted


People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Cooperation
  • Independence
  • Concern for Others


You might use software like this on the job:

Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word
Human resources software
  • Payroll software
Calendar and scheduling software
  • Visual Computer Solutions Crossing Guard Scheduling


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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