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PEDICAB OPERATOR: This Is A Great College Job

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Stan shares his story about being a pedicab operator around a popular tourist destination in San Francisco. Stan talks about how he got onto this career path after taking a break from his job in architectural design. He says that in this career he's making about the same amount of money and it's a lot more fun. Stan adds that this is a great college job because you can set your own hours, and it keeps you fit.

Degree: Architecture
Job Title: Pedicab Operator

Job Summary: Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs

Job Description

Taxi drivers and chauffeurs drive people to and from the places they need to go, such as homes, workplaces, airports, and shopping centers. They must know their way around a city to take both residents and visitors to their destinations.

Taxi drivers and chauffeurs must stay alert and monitor the conditions of the road. They have to take precautions to ensure their passengers safety, especially in heavy traffic or bad weather. They must also follow all vehicle-for-hire or livery regulations, such as where they can pick up passengers and how much they can charge.

Good drivers are familiar with the streets in the areas they serve. They choose the most efficient routes, considering the traffic at that time of day. They know where the most frequently requested destinations are, such as airports, train stations, convention centers, hotels, and other points of interest. They also know where to find fire and police stations and hospitals in case of an emergency.

On-the-Job Training

1-2 weeks of training is standard.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$15,000 - $40,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
15 to 25 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Part-time, Varies Widely, Flexible
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Hand-eye coordination, Patience, People skills

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m='9690'>of</span> <span m='9770'>people</span> <span m='10650'>give</span> <span m='10750'>a</span> <span m='10800'>lot</span> <span m='11030'>of</span> <span m='11100'>rides</span> <span m='11420'>out</span> <span m='11560'>on</span> <span m='11660'>Embarcadero.</span> <span m='12940'>Some</span> <span m='13430'>go</span> <span m='13690'>into</span> <span m='13900'>Chinatown,</span> <span m='14490'>downtown.</span> </p><p><span m='15020'>But yeah.</span> <span m='15370'>Just</span> <span m='15500'>trying</span> <span m='15680'>to</span> <span m='15730'>get</span> <span m='15960'>people</span> <span m='16260'>from</span> <span m='16470'>point</span> <span m='16690'>A</span> <span m='16790'>to</span> <span m='16880'>B</span> <span m='17550'>is</span> <span m='17940'>the</span> <span m='18020'>first</span> <span m='18330'>thing.</span> <span m='18790'>Or</span> <span m='19020'>sometimes,</span> <span m='19490'>people</span> <span m='19760'>want</span> <span m='19980'>tours.</span> <span m='20440'>So</span> <span m='21290'>we</span> <span m='21370'>can do</span> <span m='21680'>half</span> <span m='21970'>hour,</span> <span m='22360'>hour</span> <span m='22620'>tours.</span> <span m='23930'>So</span> <span m='24130'>that's</span> <span m='24230'>what</span> <span m='24320'>most</span> <span m='24550'>days are</span> <span m='24890'>filled with.</span> </p><p><span m='25690'>I</span> <span m='26220'>came</span> <span m='26490'>to</span> <span m='26550'>San</span> <span m='26910'>Francisco</span> <span m='27370'>four</span> <span m='27630'>years</span> <span m='27910'>ago</span> <span m='28720'>for</span> <span m='29015'>an</span> <span m='29310'>architectural</span> <span m='29750'>designer</span> <span m='30140'>job.</span> <span m='30820'>I</span> <span m='30890'>was</span> <span m='31000'>doing</span> <span m='31190'>that</span> <span m='31370'>in</span> <span m='31450'>the</span> <span m='31510'>city.</span> <span m='32240'>I</span> <span m='32280'>wanted</span> <span m='32450'>to</span> <span m='32530'>take</span> <span m='32750'>some</span> <span m='32880'>time</span> <span m='33170'>off.</span> <span m='33440'>So</span> <span m='34450'>I</span> <span m='34600'>went</span> <span m='34830'>ahead</span> <span m='35220'>and</span> <span m='35410'>signed</span> <span m='35690'>up</span> <span m='35850'>for</span> <span m='36160'>a</span> <span m='36470'>program</span> <span m='36820'>called</span> <span m='37060'>Bike and</span> <span m='37250'>Build,</span> <span m='38140'>where</span> <span m='38500'>are</span> <span m='38660'>you</span> <span m='38780'>raise</span> <span m='39000'>money</span> <span m='39270'>and</span> <span m='39350'>awareness</span> <span m='39710'>for</span> <span m='39840'>affordable</span> <span m='40240'>housing.</span> <span m='40650'>And</span> <span m='40810'>you</span> <span m='40950'>also</span> <span m='41280'>bike</span> <span m='41520'>across</span> <span m='41810'>the</span> <span m='41880'>country.</span> </p><p><span m='43640'>So</span> <span m='43880'>what</span> <span m='44090'>I</span> <span m='44160'>did,</span> <span m='44640'>I</span> <span m='44730'>took</span> <span m='44900'>the</span> <span m='44990'>summer</span> <span m='45340'>off.</span> <span m='46210'>I</span> <span m='46320'>biked</span> <span m='46610'>across</span> <span m='46900'>the</span> <span m='46980'>country</span> <span m='47310'>with</span> <span m='47440'>them.</span> <span m='48170'>And</span> <span m='48310'>when</span> <span m='48450'>I</span> <span m='48510'>got</span> <span m='48750'>back,</span> <span m='49470'>I</span> <span m='49670'>decided</span> <span m='50110'>to</span> <span m='50730'>do</span> <span m='50950'>pedicabbing.</span> <span m='51610'>Because</span> <span m='51780'>I</span> <span m='51880'>started</span> <span m='52270'>doing</span> <span m='52520'>it</span> <span m='52660'>before</span> <span m='53040'>the</span> <span m='53130'>summer</span> <span m='54110'>to</span> <span m='54320'>raise</span> <span m='54570'>money</span> <span m='54970'>and</span> <span m='55210'>to</span> <span m='55300'>train.</span> <span m='56320'>And</span> <span m='56650'>it</span> <span m='56710'>was</span> <span m='56840'>just</span> <span m='57040'>a</span> <span m='57090'>great</span> <span m='57400'>transition</span> <span m='57980'>from</span> <span m='58140'>biking</span> <span m='58940'>all</span> <span m='59130'>day</span> <span m='59480'>to</span> <span m='59912'>pedicabbing</span> <span m='60344'>all</span> <span m='60776'>day.</span> </p><p><span m='61210'>I</span> <span m='61340'>made</span> <span m='61540'>about</span> <span m='61790'>the</span> <span m='61830'>same</span> <span m='62040'>amount</span> <span m='62250'>of</span> <span m='62290'>money.</span> <span m='63020'>It was</span> <span m='63140'>a</span> <span m='63190'>lot</span> <span m='63330'>more</span> <span m='63480'>fun.</span> <span m='63840'>So</span> <span m='64030'>I</span> <span m='64110'>figured</span> <span m='64440'>I'd</span> <span m='64500'>keep</span> <span m='64730'>doing</span> <span m='64940'>it.</span> </p><p><span m='65510'>I</span> <span m='65600'>guess</span> <span m='65820'>there's</span> <span m='66030'>more</span> <span m='67260'>opportunities</span> <span m='68080'>to</span> <span m='68180'>make</span> <span m='68440'>money</span> <span m='68770'>then</span> <span m='68920'>I</span> <span m='69000'>thought</span> <span m='69230'>there</span> <span m='69540'>were</span> <span m='69850'>originally.</span> <span m='70480'>I</span> <span m='70510'>thought</span> <span m='70700'>was</span> <span m='70870'>pretty</span> <span m='71140'>cut</span> <span m='71330'>and</span> <span m='71390'>dry,</span> <span m='71730'>just</span> <span m='72350'>drive</span> <span m='72670'>from</span> <span m='72800'>point</span> <span m='73160'>A</span> <span m='73260'>to</span> <span m='73360'>point</span> <span m='73520'>B.</span> <span m='74280'>But</span> <span m='74610'>we</span> <span m='74770'>also</span> <span m='74980'>get</span> <span m='75140'>involved</span> <span m='75580'>with</span> <span m='75810'>a</span> <span m='75860'>lot</span> <span m='76060'>of</span> <span m='76150'>advertising</span> <span m='77400'>and</span> <span m='77830'>campaigns,</span> <span m='78420'>where</span> <span m='78530'>people</span> <span m='78830'>hire</span> <span m='79190'>us</span> <span m='79370'>for a</span> <span m='79570'>day</span> <span m='80050'>to give</span> <span m='80310'>free</span> <span m='80870'>rides</span> <span m='81250'>out.</span> </p><p><span m='82190'>Or,</span> <span m='83090'>like I</span> <span m='83160'>said,</span> <span m='83480'>the</span> <span m='83570'>tours--</span> <span m='84100'>we</span> <span m='84200'>do</span> <span m='84330'>a</span> <span m='84360'>lot</span> <span m='84540'>of</span> <span m='84630'>weddings.</span> <span m='84820'>People hire</span> <span m='85265'>us for</span> <span m='85710'>weddings.</span> <span m='86780'>And</span> <span m='86970'>we</span> <span m='87060'>go</span> <span m='87700'>all</span> <span m='87940'>over the</span> <span m='88080'>bay for</span> <span m='88390'>that</span> <span m='88560'>kind</span> <span m='88690'>of</span> <span m='88770'>stuff.</span> <span m='89130'>So</span> <span m='89770'>I</span> <span m='89860'>mean,</span> <span m='90520'>it's</span> <span m='90810'>a</span> <span m='90850'>bit</span> <span m='91050'>more</span> <span m='91230'>involved</span> <span m='91610'>than</span> <span m='91700'>just point A</span> <span m='92135'>to</span> <span m='92570'>point</span> <span m='92810'>B.</span> </p><p><span m='93190'>Get</span> <span m='93340'>into</span> <span m='93710'>when</span> <span m='93880'>you're</span> <span m='94030'>young</span> <span m='94450'>and</span> <span m='94560'>really</span> <span m='94830'>fit.</span> <span m='95840'>And</span> <span m='96630'>it's</span> <span m='96790'>a</span> <span m='96850'>great</span> <span m='97180'>way</span> <span m='97810'>to</span> <span m='98590'>set</span> <span m='98940'>your</span> <span m='99110'>own</span> <span m='99250'>schedule,</span> <span m='100030'>make</span> <span m='100240'>your own</span> <span m='100480'>hours.</span> <span m='101630'>So</span> <span m='102070'>I</span> <span m='102190'>highly</span> <span m='102460'>recommend</span> <span m='102860'>it</span> <span m='102960'>if</span> <span m='103060'>you're</span> <span m='103160'>going</span> <span m='103390'>to</span> <span m='103470'>college.</span> <span m='104100'>This</span> <span m='104470'>is</span> <span m='104690'>a</span> <span m='104730'>great</span> <span m='104980'>college</span> <span m='105410'>job.</span> <span m='106130'>It'll keep</span> <span m='106540'>you</span> <span m='106730'>fit,</span> <span m='107550'>keep</span> <span m='107740'>the</span> <span m='108290'>freshman</span> <span m='108660'>15</span> <span m='109130'>off.</span> </p><p><span 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