Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs

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What do they do?

Drive automobiles, vans, or limousines to transport passengers. May occasionally carry cargo. Includes hearse drivers.

Also known as:

Airport Shuttle Driver, Cab Driver, Chauffeur, Driver, Limo Driver (Limousine Driver), Motor Coach Chauffeur, Motor Coach Driver, Patient Transportation Driver, Shuttle Driver, Taxi Cab Driver, Taxi Driver, Transporter, Van Driver

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs is projected to grow 5 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 5.3%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #13 in job growth rate
  • 1,340

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #11 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.9%)
  • Master's degree (3.6%)
  • Bachelor's degree (15.9%)
  • Associate's degree (8.4%)
  • Some college, no degree (26.4%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (32.8%)
  • Less than high school diploma (12%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Far Vision - The ability to see details at a distance.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
  • Multilimb Coordination - The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
  • Response Orientation - The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Inspect motor vehicles.
  • Follow safety procedures for vehicle operation.
  • Report vehicle or equipment malfunctions.
  • Drive passenger vehicles.
  • Assist passengers during vehicle boarding.
  • Prepare accident or incident reports.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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