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Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity

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Drive bus or motor coach, including regular route operations, charters, and private carriage. May assist passengers with baggage. May collect fares or tickets.

    Work Activities
    • 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.
    • Inspect vehicles and check gas, oil, and water levels prior to departure.
    • Park vehicles at loading areas so that passengers can board.
    • Announce stops to passengers.
    • Assist passengers, such as elderly or disabled individuals, on and off bus, ensure they are seated properly, help carry baggage, and answer questions about bus schedules or routes.
    • Collect tickets or cash fares from passengers.
    • Handle passenger emergencies or disruptions.
    • Report delays or accidents.
    • Advise passengers to be seated and orderly while on vehicles.
    • Read maps to plan bus routes.
    • Regulate heating, lighting, and ventilating systems for passenger comfort.
    • Record information, such as cash receipts and ticket fares, and maintain log book.
    • Maintain cleanliness of bus or motor coach.
    • Load and unload baggage in baggage compartments.
    • Make minor repairs to vehicle and change tires.
    Skills
    • Operation and Control

      Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

    • Operation Monitoring

      Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

    • 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.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    3
    Workplace Documents
    3
    Graphic Literacy
    4
    Abilities
    • Far Vision

      The ability to see details at a distance.

    • Control Precision

      The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.

    • Depth Perception

      The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.

    Knowledge
    • Transportation

      Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.

    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • Public Safety and Security

      Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $38,380/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $18.45/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 6,080
    • Yearly Projected Openings 770
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Dependability
    • Self Control
    • Cooperation
    • Concern for Others
    • Attention to Detail
    • Independence
    Tools
    • Minivans or vans
    • Minibuses
    • Lifts
    • Busses
    • Automotive doors
    Technology
    • Operating system software
    • Map creation software
    • Internet browser software
    Tags
    • Green occupations are jobs that contribute to energy conservation, development of alternative energy, reducing pollution, or recycling.