Bus Drivers, Transit & Intercity
Also called: Bus Driver, Bus Operator, Motor Coach Driver, Motor Coach Operator
What they do:Drive bus or motor coach, including regular route operations, charters, and private carriage. May assist passengers with baggage. May collect fares or tickets.
On the job, you would:
- Drive vehicles over specified routes or to specified destinations according to time schedules, complying with traffic regulations to ensure that passengers have a smooth and safe ride.
- Park vehicles at loading areas so that passengers can board.
- Advise passengers to be seated and orderly while on vehicles.
- movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
Safety and Government
- public safety and security
- customer service
Arts and Humanities
- English language
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- talking to others
- looking for ways to help people
- understanding people's reactions
- quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
- use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
- see details that are far away
- decide which thing is closer or farther away from you or decide how far away it is from you
- pay attention to something without being distracted
- do two or more things at the same time
- listen and understand what people say
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Self Control
- Attention to Detail
- Concern for Others
- Stress Tolerance
You might use software like this on the job:
Map creation software
- AOL MapQuest
- Microsoft MapPoint
Operating system software
- Microsoft Windows
Internet browser software
- Web browser software
New job opportunities are likely in the future.