Bus Drivers, School or Special Client

Transport students or special clients, such as the elderly or persons with disabilities. Ensure adherence to safety rules. May assist passengers in boarding or exiting.

Median Annual Wage: $28,850

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (71%); Less than high school diploma (21%); Doctoral degree (7%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Driver; School Bus Driver; School Bus Driver/Teacher Assistant; Special Education Bus Driver; School Bus Driver/Custodian; School Bus Driver/Mechanic; Bus Driver/Monitor; Bus Driver; Shuttle Bus Driver; Special Needs Bus Driver

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  • Comply with traffic regulations to operate vehicles in a safe and courteous manner.
  • Maintain order among pupils during trips to ensure safety.
  • Check the condition of a vehicle's tires, brakes, windshield wipers, lights, oil, fuel, water, and safety equipment to ensure that everything is in working order.
  • Escort small children across roads and highways.
  • Report any bus malfunctions or needed repairs.
  • Maintain knowledge of first-aid procedures.
  • Pick up and drop off students at regularly scheduled neighborhood locations, following strict time schedules.
  • Prepare and submit reports that may include the number of passengers or trips, hours worked, mileage, fuel consumption, or fares received.
  • Read maps and follow written and verbal geographic directions.
  • Drive gasoline, diesel, or electrically powered multi-passenger vehicles to transport students between neighborhoods, schools, and school activities.
  • Regulate heating, lighting, and ventilation systems for passenger comfort.
  • Keep bus interiors clean for passengers.
  • Report delays, accidents, or other traffic and transportation situations, using telephones or mobile two-way radios.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Bus Drivers, School or Special Client.

  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Bus Drivers, School or Special Client.

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