Crossing Guards & Flaggers

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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:
  • 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.
  • Monitor traffic flow to locate safe gaps through which pedestrians can cross streets.


Safety and Government

  • public safety and security


  • customer service

Arts and Humanities

  • English language


Basic Skills

  • talking to others


  • understanding people's reactions



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say


  • pay attention to something without being distracted


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Cooperation
  • Independence
  • Concern for Others


You might use software like this on the job:

Word processing software

  • Microsoft Word Hot Technology

Human resources software

  • Payroll software

Calendar and scheduling software

  • Visual Computer Solutions Crossing Guard Scheduling


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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