Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians

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What do they do?

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

Also known as:

Ambulance Attendant, Ambulance Driver, Chair Car Driver, CPR Ambulance Driver (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Ambulance Driver), Driver, Driver Medic, Emergency Care Attendant (ECA), Emergency Vehicle Operator, EMS Driver (Emergency Medical Services Driver), First Responder, Medical Van Driver (Medi-Van Driver)

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians is projected to grow 3 percent from 2018 to 2028, more slowly than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 3.8%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #10 in job growth rate
  • 40

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #17 in net job growth

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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians:

★ There are no majors that have graduates with this degree type

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.3%)
  • Master's degree (5.5%)
  • Bachelor's degree (6.6%)
  • Associate's degree (9.5%)
  • Some college, no degree (24.2%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (44.7%)
  • Less than high school diploma (9.2%)

Percent of workers in this field

Colleges that Prepare

Colleges with the most graduates that become Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians:

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Skills

People in this career often have these 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.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • 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.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • 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.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Clean vehicles or vehicle components.
  • Drive passenger vehicles.
  • Notify others of emergencies, problems, or hazards.
  • Provide first aid or rescue assistance in emergencies.
  • Maintain vehicles in good working condition.
  • Maintain professional knowledge or certifications.

This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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