We surveyed 772 bus drivers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical bus driver. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a bus driver?

Low

High

Working as a bus driver typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that bus drivers are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.

Can I learn to become a bus driver?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a bus driver typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a bus driver?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as a bus driver. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for bus drivers.

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Do bus drivers work full-time or part-time?

42% of bus drivers work in full-time roles while 58% work part-time.

Is being a bus driver stressful?

Low

High

Bus drivers tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a bus driver?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a bus driver.

How competitive is the workplace for bus drivers?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for bus drivers.

Does being a bus driver require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for bus drivers.

Are bus drivers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Bus drivers rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do bus drivers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Bus drivers tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being a bus driver physically demanding?

Low

High

Being a bus driver may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.

Are bus drivers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

Bus drivers tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.

Does being a bus driver require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a bus driver.

Does being a good bus driver require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Being compassionate and empathetic is considered helpful to those looking to pursue careers as bus drivers.