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Transportation Attendants

Also called: Bus Aide, Bus Monitor, School Bus Monitor, Bus Attendant

Where in the military? In the military: see titles from the Air Force.

What they do:
Provide services to ensure the safety and comfort of passengers aboard ships, buses, trains, or within the station or terminal. Perform duties such as greeting passengers, explaining the use of safety equipment, serving meals or beverages, or answering questions related to travel.
On the job, you would:
  • Provide boarding assistance to elderly, sick, or injured people.
  • Open and close doors for passengers.
  • Respond to passengers' questions, requests, or complaints.

Knowledge

Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
Business
  • customer service
  • management
Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
Math and Science
  • psychology

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

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Attention
  • do two or more things at the same time
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
Hearing and Speech
  • speak clearly
  • recognize spoken words
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen

Personality

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

Technology

Examples of the technology used in this career will be available soon.

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
certificate after high school
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$21,490
per year, on average
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