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Passenger Coach Drivers

ANZSCO ID 731213

Overview

All Bus and Coach Drivers

  • $1,397 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Passenger Coach Drivers

  • 2,300 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 63% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 46 hours Average full-time
  • 57 years Average age
  • 8% female Gender Share

Passenger Coach Drivers drive coaches to transport passengers long distances on scheduled intercity services over established routes.

You can work as a Passenger Coach Driver without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in driving operations may be useful.

Tasks
  • Stops at set locations to pick up and set down passengers.
  • Opens and closes doors before and after passengers board or disembark.
  • May check tickets.
  • Controls lighting, heating and ventilation on buses.
  • Advises passengers on destinations.
  • Maintains conduct of passengers.
  • May use public address systems to provide information and commentaries to passengers.
  • May assist coach passengers with baggage and accommodation bookings.
  • May maintain, service and clean coaches.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Passenger Coach Driver without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in driving operations may be useful.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Transport and Logistics Training Package VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Bus and Coach Drivers who can interact and provide good customer service and are well presented.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Transportation

    64% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  2. Customer and personal service

    61% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  3. Public safety and security

    54% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  4. English language

    48% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  5. Psychology

    45% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  6. Geography

    35% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  7. Communications and media

    35% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  8. Law and government

    35% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  9. Education and training

    34% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  10. Administration and management

    32% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  11. Telecommunications

    29% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  12. Mechanical

    28% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  13. Philosophy and theology

    27% Skill level

    Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.

  14. Sociology and anthropology

    26% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  15. Personnel and human resources

    25% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  16. Production and processing

    22% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  17. Computers and electronics

    21% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  18. Mathematics

    20% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  19. Foreign language

    18% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  20. Sales and marketing

    13% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation and control

    45% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  2. Operation monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  3. Coordination with others

    39% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  4. Time management

    37% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  5. Serving others

    37% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  6. Active listening

    36% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  7. Critical thinking

    36% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  8. Reading comprehension

    34% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  9. Speaking

    34% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    32% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  11. Monitoring

    32% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  12. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Writing

    32% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  14. Active learning

    30% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  15. Complex problem solving

    30% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  16. Quality control analysis

    29% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  17. Learning strategies

    29% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  18. Negotiation

    27% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Persuasion

    27% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  20. Troubleshooting

    27% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Reaction time

    55% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.

  2. Response orientation

    55% Skill level

    Quickly choose the right movement of the hand, foot, or other body part when there are two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures).

  3. Control precision

    50% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  4. Far vision

    48% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  5. Multilimb coordination

    48% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  6. Problem spotting

    46% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  7. Rate control

    46% Skill level

    Change when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving.

  8. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  9. Oral expression

    46% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  10. Multitasking

    45% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  11. Oral comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  12. Speech recognition

    41% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  13. Spatial orientation

    39% Skill level

    Know where things are around you.

  14. Glare sensitivity

    39% Skill level

    See things in glare or bright lighting.

  15. Hearing sensitivity

    39% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  16. Depth perception

    37% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  17. Near vision

    37% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  18. Speech clarity

    37% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Arm-hand steadiness

    37% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  20. Colour discrimination

    37% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Driving vehicles or equipment

    77% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  2. Working with the public

    76% Skill level

    Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.

  3. Checking for errors or defects

    75% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  4. Communicating with the public

    67% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  5. Communicating within a team

    66% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    66% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  7. Building good relationships

    66% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Helping and caring for others

    63% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  9. Doing physically active work

    62% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  10. Training and teaching others

    62% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  11. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    60% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  12. Making decisions and solving problems

    59% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  13. Handling and moving objects

    58% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  14. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    56% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  15. Leading and encouraging a team

    56% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  16. Documenting or recording information

    53% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  17. Looking for changes over time

    53% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    53% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    52% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  20. Researching and investigating

    50% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 53-3021.00 - Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    99% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  2. Physically close to people

    91% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  3. Spend time sitting

    91% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  4. Time pressure

    90% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  5. Freedom to make decisions

    90% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  6. Contact with people

    89% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  7. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    87% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  8. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    86% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  9. Contact with the public

    85% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  10. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    83% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  11. Impact of decisions

    81% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Frequent decision making

    81% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Making repetitive motions

    81% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  14. Angry or unpleasant people

    80% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  15. Disease or infection

    78% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  16. Exposure to contaminants

    77% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  17. Face-to-face discussions

    74% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  18. Being exact or accurate

    74% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  19. Health and safety of others

    73% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  20. Unstructured work

    72% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Relationships

    71% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  2. Support

    71% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  3. Independence

    62% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  4. Achievement

    43% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  5. Working conditions

    43% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  6. Recognition

    29% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    100% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Helping

    52% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Enterprising

    43% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  4. Administrative

    33% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  5. Analytical

    14% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  6. Creative

    14% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 53-3021.00 - Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity.

All Bus and Coach Drivers

  • $1,397 Weekly Pay
  • Moderate Future Growth

Passenger Coach Drivers

  • 2,300 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 63% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 46 hours Average full-time
  • 57 years Average age
  • 8% female Gender Share

Passenger Coach Drivers drive coaches to transport passengers long distances on scheduled intercity services over established routes.

You can work as a Passenger Coach Driver without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in driving operations may be useful.

Tasks
  • Stops at set locations to pick up and set down passengers.
  • Opens and closes doors before and after passengers board or disembark.
  • May check tickets.
  • Controls lighting, heating and ventilation on buses.
  • Advises passengers on destinations.
  • Maintains conduct of passengers.
  • May use public address systems to provide information and commentaries to passengers.
  • May assist coach passengers with baggage and accommodation bookings.
  • May maintain, service and clean coaches.

You can work as a Passenger Coach Driver without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in driving operations may be useful.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Transport and Logistics Training Package VET training pathways.

Employers look for Bus and Coach Drivers who can interact and provide good customer service and are well presented.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Transportation

    64% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  2. Customer and personal service

    61% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  3. Public safety and security

    54% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  4. English language

    48% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  5. Psychology

    45% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  6. Geography

    35% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  7. Communications and media

    35% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  8. Law and government

    35% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  9. Education and training

    34% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  10. Administration and management

    32% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  11. Telecommunications

    29% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  12. Mechanical

    28% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  13. Philosophy and theology

    27% Skill level

    Philosophical systems and religions, including their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and impact on society.

  14. Sociology and anthropology

    26% Skill level

    Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

  15. Personnel and human resources

    25% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  16. Production and processing

    22% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  17. Computers and electronics

    21% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  18. Mathematics

    20% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  19. Foreign language

    18% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

  20. Sales and marketing

    13% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation and control

    45% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  2. Operation monitoring

    45% Skill level

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

  3. Coordination with others

    39% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  4. Time management

    37% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  5. Serving others

    37% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  6. Active listening

    36% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  7. Critical thinking

    36% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  8. Reading comprehension

    34% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  9. Speaking

    34% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    32% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  11. Monitoring

    32% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  12. Social perceptiveness

    32% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  13. Writing

    32% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  14. Active learning

    30% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  15. Complex problem solving

    30% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  16. Quality control analysis

    29% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  17. Learning strategies

    29% Skill level

    Figuring out the best way to teach or learn something new.

  18. Negotiation

    27% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  19. Persuasion

    27% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  20. Troubleshooting

    27% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Reaction time

    55% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.

  2. Response orientation

    55% Skill level

    Quickly choose the right movement of the hand, foot, or other body part when there are two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures).

  3. Control precision

    50% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  4. Far vision

    48% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  5. Multilimb coordination

    48% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  6. Problem spotting

    46% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  7. Rate control

    46% Skill level

    Change when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving.

  8. Selective attention

    46% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  9. Oral expression

    46% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  10. Multitasking

    45% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  11. Oral comprehension

    41% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  12. Speech recognition

    41% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  13. Spatial orientation

    39% Skill level

    Know where things are around you.

  14. Glare sensitivity

    39% Skill level

    See things in glare or bright lighting.

  15. Hearing sensitivity

    39% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  16. Depth perception

    37% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  17. Near vision

    37% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  18. Speech clarity

    37% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  19. Arm-hand steadiness

    37% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  20. Colour discrimination

    37% Skill level

    Notice differences between colours, including shades of colour and brightness.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Driving vehicles or equipment

    77% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  2. Working with the public

    76% Skill level

    Greeting or serving customers, clients or guests, and public speaking or performing.

  3. Checking for errors or defects

    75% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  4. Communicating with the public

    67% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  5. Communicating within a team

    66% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    66% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  7. Building good relationships

    66% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Helping and caring for others

    63% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  9. Doing physically active work

    62% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  10. Training and teaching others

    62% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  11. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    60% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  12. Making decisions and solving problems

    59% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  13. Handling and moving objects

    58% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  14. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    56% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  15. Leading and encouraging a team

    56% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  16. Documenting or recording information

    53% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  17. Looking for changes over time

    53% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    53% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    52% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  20. Researching and investigating

    50% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 53-3021.00 - Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    99% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  2. Physically close to people

    91% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  3. Spend time sitting

    91% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  4. Time pressure

    90% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  5. Freedom to make decisions

    90% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  6. Contact with people

    89% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  7. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    87% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  8. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    86% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  9. Contact with the public

    85% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  10. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    83% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  11. Impact of decisions

    81% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Frequent decision making

    81% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  13. Making repetitive motions

    81% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  14. Angry or unpleasant people

    80% Important

    Deal with unpleasant, angry, or rude people.

  15. Disease or infection

    78% Important

    Be exposed to disease or infections.

  16. Exposure to contaminants

    77% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  17. Face-to-face discussions

    74% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  18. Being exact or accurate

    74% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  19. Health and safety of others

    73% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  20. Unstructured work

    72% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Relationships

    71% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  2. Support

    71% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  3. Independence

    62% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  4. Achievement

    43% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  5. Working conditions

    43% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  6. Recognition

    29% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Practical

    100% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  2. Helping

    52% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  3. Enterprising

    43% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  4. Administrative

    33% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  5. Analytical

    14% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  6. Creative

    14% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 53-3021.00 - Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity.
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