More than 41K jobs are expected to be created in this field through 2022.
School bus drivers take students to and from school, athletic events and other activities. They are required to keep their buses safe, both inside and out, and may report disciplinary issues to school officials or parents.
School bus drivers are typically hired by school districts or private companies under contract with school districts. They work during the school year with limited hours.
How to enter the field
School bus drivers must earn a commercial driver's license in order to be employed. Qualities needed to drive a school bus include patience and excellent hand-eye coordination.
What's the pay?
On average, school bus drivers earn $14 per hour, according to PayScale.com. Overall range is $10 to $19 per hour.
More than 41,000 jobs are expected to be created in this field through 2022, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. Overall hiring is projected to be strong as many drivers retire.