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Career and Education Opportunities for Crossing Guards in Massachusetts

Massachusetts has a population of 6,593,587, which has grown by 3.85% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Bay State," Massachusetts's capital and biggest city is Boston.

About 1,820 people are currently employed as crossing guards in Massachusetts. By 2016, this is expected to shrink by 7% to about 1,700 people employed. This is not quite as good as the national trend for crossing guards, which sees this job pool growing by about 9.4% over the next eight years. Crossing guards generally guide or control vehicular or pedestrian traffic at such places as streets, schools, or construction sites.

Income for crossing guards is about $13 per hour or $27,780 annually on average in Massachusetts. Nationally, their income is about $10 hourly or $22,790 per year. Earnings for crossing guards are not quite as good as earnings in the general category of Traffic and Parking in Massachusetts and not quite as good as general Traffic and Parking category earnings nationally. Jobs in this field include: crossing flagman, crossing watchman, and school crossing guard.

In 2008, there were a total of 4,251,139 jobs in Massachusetts. The average annual income was $50,897 in 2008, up from $49,644 the preceding year. The unemployment rate in Massachusetts was 8.4% in 2009, which has grown by 3.1% since the previous year. Roughly 33.2% of Massachusetts residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Massachusetts include wholesale electronic markets and brokers, portfolio management, and navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Archives of American Art Smithsonian Institution, and the Gibson House Museum.

CITIES WITH Crossing Guard OPPORTUNITIES IN Massachusetts


JOB DESCRIPTION: Crossing Guard

Crossing Guard video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, crossing guards guide or control vehicular or pedestrian traffic at such places as streets, schools, or construction sites.

Every day, crossing guards are expected to be able to articulate ideas and problems. It is also important that they evaluate problems as they arise.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in Massachusetts include:

  • Bailiff. Maintain order in courts of law.
  • Customs Inspector. Investigate and inspect persons, common carriers, and merchandise, arriving in or departing from the United States or between states to detect violations of immigration and customs laws and regulations.
  • Sheriff. Enforce law and order in rural or unincorporated districts or serve legal processes of courts. May patrol courthouse, guard court or grand jury, or escort defendants.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Massachusetts

Massachusetts
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Massachusetts has a population of 6,593,587, which has grown by 3.85% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Bay State," Massachusetts's capital and largest city is Boston. In 2008, there were a total of 4,251,139 jobs in Massachusetts. The average annual income was $50,897 in 2008, up from $49,644 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Massachusetts was 8.4% in 2009, which has grown by 3.1% since the previous year. About 33.2% of Massachusetts residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Massachusetts include wholesale electronic markets and brokers, portfolio management, and navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Boston Sparks Association, the Gibson House Museum, and the Boston Fire Museum.