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Ambulance Drivers & Attendants

Also called: Ambulance Driver, Driver, EMS Driver (Emergency Medical Services Driver), First Responder

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What they do:
Drive ambulance or assist ambulance driver in transporting sick, injured, or convalescent persons. Assist in lifting patients.
On the job, you would:
  • Remove and replace soiled linens or equipment to maintain sanitary conditions.
  • Drive ambulances or assist ambulance drivers in transporting sick, injured, or convalescent persons.
  • Report facts concerning accidents or emergencies to hospital personnel or law enforcement officials.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • management
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • law and government
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Attention
  • do two or more things at the same time
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
Controlled Movement
  • quickly decide if you should move your hand, foot, or other body part
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Concern for Others
  • Self Control
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word
Map creation software
  • Mapping software

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
some college
usually needed

Examples of Registered Apprenticeship programs include:

  • Ambulance Attendant

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$23,850
$18,360
$35,960

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