Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians

Drive ambulance or assist ambulance driver in transporting sick, injured, or convalescent persons. Assist in lifting patients.

Median Annual Wage: $24,080

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (85%); Post-secondary certificate (9%); Less than high school diploma (5%)

Projected Growth: Much faster than average (22% or higher)

Related Job Titles: First Responder; Driver; Ambulance Driver; EMS Driver (Emergency Medical Services Driver); Driver Medic; Emergency Care Attendant (ECA); Ambulance Attendant; CPR Ambulance Driver (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Ambulance Driver); Medical Van Driver (Medi-Van Driver); Emergency Vehicle Operator

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  • Remove and replace soiled linens or equipment to maintain sanitary conditions.
  • Place patients on stretchers and load stretchers into ambulances, usually with assistance from other attendants.
  • Accompany and assist emergency medical technicians on calls.
  • Earn and maintain appropriate certifications.
  • Replace supplies and disposable items on ambulances.
  • Report facts concerning accidents or emergencies to hospital personnel or law enforcement officials.
  • Administer first aid, such as bandaging, splinting, or administering oxygen.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians.

  • 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.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians.

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