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Parking Lot Attendants

Also called: Valet Attendant, Parking Attendant, Parking Lot Attendant, Parking Cashier

What they do:
Park vehicles or issue tickets for customers in a parking lot or garage. May collect fee.
On the job, you would:
  • Take numbered tags from customers, locate vehicles, and deliver vehicles, or provide customers with instructions for locating vehicles.
  • Keep parking areas clean and orderly to ensure that space usage is maximized.
  • Direct motorists to parking areas or parking spaces, using hand signals or flashlights as necessary.

Knowledge

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

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Spatial
  • know where things are around you
  • imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed
Vision
  • see details that are far away
  • see details up close
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
Endurance
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath

Personality

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

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
$19,540
per year, on average
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