Becoming a Taxi Driver
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Becoming a Taxi Driver

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Drives a taxi to transport passengers to destinations on a fee-for-service basis, usually on a short-term, metered fare hiring arrangement. Registration or licensing is required.
Training time 6 months - 1 year
Average pay $26,081
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 12,400

What does a Taxi Driver do?

  • using mobile computer systems and radio networks to log into waiting passenger information
  • picking up passengers at designated locations or when hailed
  • checking passenger destinations and determining most appropriate route
  • transporting passengers to desired destinations
  • assisting passengers with luggage
  • collecting fares and processing fare payments