School-Crossing Guard

Guard street crossings when children are going to or coming from school.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $37,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do School-Crossing Guards do?

Guards street crossings during hours when children are going to or coming from school: Directs actions of children and traffic at street intersections to ensure safe crossing. Records license numbers of vehicles disregarding traffic signals and reports infractions to police. May escort children across street. May place caution signs at designated points before going on duty and remove signs at end of shift. May stop speeding vehicles and warn drivers.

Should I be a School-Crossing Guard?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Guard, School-Crossing, School Crossing Guard, School Guard

    How to become a School-Crossing Guard

    Most School-Crossing Guards have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9caaaa&chl=no+college+%2896%25%29|certificate+%284%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,96,96
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