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Crossing Guards

Also called: Adult Crossing Guard, Crossing Guard, School Crossing Guard, School Guard

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:
  • Monitor traffic flow to locate safe gaps through which pedestrians can cross streets.
  • 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.


Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • customer service


Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • 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
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Independence


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 1 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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