Traffic Specialist-Bus

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Traffic specialists use software and planning methods to analyze traffic patterns. Important for determining routes and schedules, as well as for planning capital projects, these workers help other planners see how the flow and timing of traffic will likely affect route and development plans. They analyze information on cyclists and pedestrians as well as vehicle traffic. These workers may be responsible for meeting with stakeholders, including residential or commercial developers, to answer questions or gather additional information.

Traffic specialists should have a strong understanding of policies and procedures related to public transportation planning, good communication skills, and knowledge of traffic patterns and analytical methods and software.

Traffic specialists usually work indoors, in environmentally controlled environments, with relatively structured work tasks. The job requires substantial communication with both external customers and internal colleagues, and individuals should be skilled at using the telephone and electronic mail, and skilled at writing letters and memos and conducting face-to-face discussions. Traffic specialists usually work with a work group or team, and coordinate their work with others. Decision making is a significant part of their job, and these decisions have an impact on their co-workers and company results. Because of this, it is important that traffic specialists be exact and accurate.

Most traffic specialists have a bachelor's degree, though some have "some college" without completing their degrees. Some employers look for individuals with a master's degree in transportation planning. Click on the "get qualified" tab above to see available educational programs in your area.

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Job Growth and Wages
Percent Job Growth:  
6% - Slower than average
Typical Wages (National):  
Annual: $34,620 - $61,630    Hourly: $17 - $30

Note:  There may be opportunities for overtime work and overtime pay in this occupation.

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High School or GED (HS)
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Percent Job Growth:

6% - Slower than average
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Typical Wages:

Annual: $34,620 - $61,630

Hourly: $17 - $30