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Bus driver
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Bus driver

Average wage: $19.31 per hour

If you've always wanted an office with windows, a position as a bus driver might be right for you. Whether you're driving kindergartners to school in the morning or driving city routes around your town, you'll get a new view of the community.

Some of the perks include part-time schedules, no boss looking over your shoulder, and the ability to help the young and old alike get to their destinations safely and efficiently. You'll need to be sure that none of the routes you pick up conflicts with your work schedule, and be sure that you don't try to pack in too many extra hours. Fatigue can be a serious issue for drivers.

The pay can be good. The average wage for transit bus drivers is $19.31 per hour, and for those who work enough hours, health insurance, sick leave, vacation time and free bus rides are among the benefits, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says. If you have the smarts to follow sometimes-complicated schedules and have a clean driving record, you might excel at this job.

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