Job Title: School Bus Driver
Type of Company: My company supplies transportation for a school district in the Boston, Massachusetts area.
Education: Middlesex Community College
Previous Experience: None
Job Tasks: My only real responsibility is to safely pick up and drop off approximately 100 students per day, both to and from school. There are also field trips which we provide transportation for and sports where we would take teams to and from games.
A typical day starts at about 6:30AM. You have to arrive early to complete a safety inspection of the school bus. The safety review includes checking all the lights on the bus and a full inspection of the interior and exterior of the bus.
When the safety review is complete I begin my route, picking up students and dropping them off at school. I complete three routes (high school, middle school and elementary school) in the morning and three routes in the afternoon by dropping off the students at home or at designated bus stops.
Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of my job and the reason I decided to do this is I can be home with my children. When they are off from school I am off of work. The worst part of my job is that it can be challenging to drive a large vehicle with many children in it.
Job Tips: This is a great job for a person who only wants to work part-time and possibly stay home with your children. You can even bring your small children with you. There is not a lot of schooling involved to start this job. You do have to complete training and take a special test at the registry to receive you license.
Additional Thoughts: The most important quality for this job is to have a lot of patience. Sometimes when road conditions are bad you have to be able to block out the noise behind you and concentrate on traffic, and that's not always easy. It surprises me sometimes, even after 9 years of doing this, the things children do on a school bus.
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