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Bus Drivers, School or Special Client

Also called: School Bus Driver, Bus Driver, Driver, School Bus Driver/Teacher Assistant

What they do:
Transport students or special clients, such as the elderly or persons with disabilities. Ensure adherence to safety rules. May assist passengers in boarding or exiting.
On the job, you would:
  • Follow safety rules as students board and exit buses or cross streets near bus stops.
  • Comply with traffic regulations to operate vehicles in a safe and courteous manner.
  • Maintain order among pupils during trips to ensure safety.

Knowledge

Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • customer service

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Vision
  • decide which thing is closer or farther away from you or decide how far away it is from you
  • see details that are far away
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • quickly decide if you should move your hand, foot, or other body part
Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Concern for Others

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Map creation software
  • AOL MapQuest
  • Microsoft MapPoint
Internet browser software
  • Web browser software

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma or
some high school
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$28,080
per year, on average
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