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Taxi Drivers & Chauffeurs

Also called: Chauffeur, Van Driver, Shuttle Driver, Taxi Driver

What they do:
Drive automobiles, vans, or limousines to transport passengers. May occasionally carry cargo. Includes hearse drivers.
On the job, you would:
  • Follow relevant safety regulations and state laws governing vehicle operation and ensure that passengers follow safety regulations.
  • Test vehicle equipment such as lights, brakes, horns, or windshield wipers, to ensure proper operation.
  • Arrange to pick up particular customers or groups on a regular schedule.

Knowledge

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

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilities

Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
Vision
  • see details up close
  • decide which thing is closer or farther away from you or decide how far away it is from you
Attention
  • do two or more things at the same time
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
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
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Mobile location based services software
  • Digital Dispatch software
  • Easy Dispatch
Data base user interface and query software
  • Actsoft Comet software
  • Penchant Software dispatchOffice

Education

Education: (rated 1 of 5)
some high school or
high school diploma
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$22,820
per year, on average
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