How to work as a bus driver

The list of possible jobs is almost infinite, there are countless job opportunities for any type of person, all of them with a profile that can be perfect for a specific type of professional. The bus driver is a profession that can be perfect for all those people who enjoy driving and who like to work surrounded by people, working for the public.

Bus driver job

If you enjoy driving, working as a bus driver can be a very good professional exit to devote yourself to. Like any other job it can be a hard thing, but if you enjoy it it can be very satisfying.

This work will basically consist of transporting passengers from one destination to another, in a safe way, respecting the rest of the vehicles on public roads, at the time previously provided and efficiently in terms of fuel consumption.

Normally, the bus driver is also responsible for checking all safety systems, both active and passive, periodically and is responsible for the vehicle being clean and in good condition.

In addition, you must provide the necessary information to passengers if they ask questions about the route or need some guidance. In fact, this is a public service profession. Being a driver is not only driving, but you must be facing the public and help your customers in whatever you can.

Studies to be a bus driver

In order to work as a bus driver it is necessary to have at least:

  • High school studies, which are mandatory.
  • Have a driving license category B two years old and a category D driver”s license.
  • Not suffer from any disability that prevents you from exercising the functions of the profession.

The obtaining of the license class D is mandatory in the case of driving wanting buses and, to obtain it, extensive knowledge is needed in mechanical HGV and preventive maintenance, traffic rules, use public roads, attention to the passenger and road safety.

In addition, it is also possible that depending on the company that hires you impose other requirements such as knowledge of foreign languages, for example, in the case that you take tourists.

So, if you want to work as a bus driver you will first have to learn to drive them and learn as much as possible about this vehicle that will be your livelihood.

How much does a bus driver charge

A bus driver in Spain can look for work in both the public and private companies. The average salary is about 13,000 Dollars a year, for working 40 hours a week. While in urban transport depending on the city, you can receive between 1,800 and 2,000 Dollars per month.

It should be said that, in general and with exceptions, in the case of private companies, salaries can be much lower than in the public sector. Similarly, they are also likely to become taller in some special cases.

In addition, more and more people choose to go outside to look for work. For example, for this profession, a good option is to work in Germany, where hundreds of well-paid positions with indefinite contracts are offered.

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