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Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians

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

    Work Activities
    • 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.
    • Place patients on stretchers and load stretchers into ambulances, usually with assistance from other attendants.
    • Accompany and assist emergency medical technicians on calls.
    • Replace supplies and disposable items on ambulances.
    • Perform minor maintenance on emergency medical services vehicles, such as ambulances.
    • Clean and wash rigs, ambulances, or equipment.
    • Earn and maintain appropriate certifications.
    • Administer first aid, such as bandaging, splinting, or administering oxygen.
    • Restrain or shackle violent patients.
    Skills
    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Service Orientation

      Actively looking for ways to help people.

    • 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.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    3
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4
    Abilities
    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    Knowledge
    • Customer and Personal Service

      Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Public Safety and Security

      Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $25,220/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $12.12/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 930
    • Yearly Projected Openings 160
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Realistic: 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
    Tools
    • Patient stabilization or fall prevention devices or accessories
    • Medical staff isolation or surgical masks
    • Emergency response litters or stretchers or accessories
    • Blood pressure recording units
    • Ambulances
    Technology
    • Word processing software
    • Spreadsheet software
    • Map creation software
    Tags
    • Bright Outlook occupations will grow rapidly in the next few years, have a large number of openings, or are new and emerging careers.
    • Apprenticeships are available for this occupation. These programs can help you get hands-on experience and build your skills.