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Crossing Guards

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

Where in the military? In the military: see titles from the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, or Navy.

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.

Knowledge

Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
Business
  • customer service

Skills

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

Abilities

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

Personality

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

Technology

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Education

Education: (rated 1 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$23,890
per year, on average
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