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Bus Drivers, School - 53-3051.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Drive a school bus to transport students. Ensure adherence to safety rules. May assist students in boarding or exiting.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

No information available.

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • 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.
  • Comply with traffic regulations to operate vehicles in a safe and courteous manner.
  • Drive gasoline, diesel, or electrically powered multi-passenger vehicles to transport students between neighborhoods, schools, and school activities.
  • Escort small children across roads and highways.
  • Follow safety rules as students board and exit buses or cross streets near bus stops.
  • Keep bus interiors clean for students.
  • Maintain knowledge of first-aid procedures.
  • Maintain order among students during trips to ensure safety.
  • Make minor repairs to vehicles.
  • 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 students or trips, hours worked, mileage, or fuel consumption.
  • Read maps and follow written and verbal geographic directions.
  • Record bus routes.
  • Regulate heating, lighting, and ventilation systems for student comfort.
  • Report any bus malfunctions or needed repairs.
  • Report delays, accidents, or other traffic and transportation situations, using telephones or mobile two-way radios.
  • Report delinquent student behaviors to school administration.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Assist customers to ensure comfort or safety.
  • Assist motorists or pedestrians.
  • Clean vehicles or vehicle components.
  • Drive passenger vehicles.
  • Follow safety procedures for vehicle operation.
  • Inspect motor vehicles.
  • Maintain professional knowledge or certifications.
  • Maintain public order or security.
  • Maintain vehicles in good working condition.
  • Monitor student behavior, social development, or health.
  • Notify others of emergencies, problems, or hazards.
  • Read maps to determine routes.
  • Receive information or instructions for performing work assignments.
  • Record operational details of travel.
  • Record operational or production data.
  • Report vehicle or equipment malfunctions.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Ground Transportation (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Ground Transportation Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Motor Transport Operator (Army - Enlisted)
  • Motor Vehicle Operator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Bus Driver