Bus Drivers


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Bus Drivers

Bus Drivers - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

About 15% of broadcast technicians are self-employed.

Major employers:

  • Government-sponsored local transportation systems
  • Long distance bus companies
  • Charter bus companies

Outlook

Demand for this occupation will grow steadily. Although job growth will be flat for transit workers, increased demand for curbside intercity bus service will provide good job opportunities. In addition, if gas prices continue to rise, more adults may begin taking the bus instead of driving their cars. Some cities are also creating bus rapid transit systems.

Many job openings will occur as people retire from this occupation. Job prospects are best for people willing to work part time or irregular shifts.

Bus Drivers (CIS 100261)

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Illinois
8,459
Large
&
7.8%
5.8%
>>>>
1,114
High
  Champaign Area
146
Large
&
6.2%
7.0%
>>>>
19
High
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
127
Large
&
17.3%
5.0%
>>>>
19
High
  Cook County
4,114
Large
&
3.1%
5.6%
>>>>
512
High
  Decatur Area
70
Large
&
7.1%
7.0%
>>>>
9
Moderate
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
323
Large
&
15.5%
9.7%
>>>>
46
High
  Du Page County
638
Large
&
23.7%
5.4%
>>>>
100
High
  Edwardsville Area
213
Large
&
9.4%
5.1%
>>>>
29
High
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
85
Large
&
1.2%
7.0%
>>>>
11
High
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
117
Large
&
13.7%
5.2%
>>>>
17
High
  Lake County
453
Large
&
10.4%
8.6%
>>>>
62
High
  McHenry County
143
Large
&
19.6%
6.8%
>>>>
21
High
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
128
Large
&
14.1%
6.8%
>>>>
19
High
  Northwest Illinois Area
190
Large
&
4.7%
3.6%
>>>>
24
High
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
324
Large
&
6.5%
7.3%
>>>>
42
High
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
113
Large
&
8.0%
4.3%
>>>>
15
High
  Rock Island-Moline Area
151
Large
&
1.3%
5.7%
>>>>
18
High
  Rockford Area
169
Medium
&
8.3%
7.6%
>>>>
22
High
  Shawnee National Forest Area
102
Large
&
8.8%
2.4%
>>>>
13
High
  Springfield Area
197
Large
&
2.0%
4.7%
>>>>
24
High
  St Louis-Belleville Area
243
Large
&
8.2%
6.4%
>>>>
32
High
  Vermilion County
45
Large
&
17.8%
4.9%
>>>>
7
High
  Will County
390
Large
&
17.2%
9.1%
>>>>
57
High
United States
223,400
Large
&
9.3%
3.7%
>>>>
28,900
High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.