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), EMS Driver (Emergency Medical Services Driver), First Responder, Medical Van Driver (Medi-Van Driver)
Also known as Ambulance Attendant, Ambulance Driver, Chair Car Driver
Ambulance Drivers drive ambulance or assist ambulance driver in transporting sick, injured, or convalescent persons.
In addition, Ambulance Drivers assist in lifting patients.
Ambulance Drivers are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Ambulance Drivers. More generally, Ambulance Drivers are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for an Ambulance Driver is $27,930, and the average salary is $30,700. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Ambulance Driver salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Ambulance Drivers earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Ambulance Drivers earn less than $20,660 per year, 25% earn less than $23,620, 75% earn less than $32,880, and 90% earn less than $41,440.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Ambulance Drivers is expected to change by 16.2%, and there should be roughly 1,900 open positions for Ambulance Drivers every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as an Ambulance Driver are usually higher in their Realistic and Social interests.
Ambulance Drivers typically have very strong Realistic interests. Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Also, Ambulance Drivers typically have strong Social interests. Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as an Ambulance Driver tend to value Relationships, Support, and Independence.
Most importantly, Ambulance Drivers strongly value Relationships. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Second, Ambulance Drivers strongly value Support. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Lastly, Ambulance Drivers moderately value Independence. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Ambulance Drivers must consistently demonstrate qualities such as dependability, concern for others, and self-control.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Ambulance Drivers, ranked by importance:
Working as an Ambulance Driver usually requires a high school diploma.
Ambulance Drivers need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with this occupation.
Ambulance Drivers may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as customer and personal service, public safety and security, or administration and management knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Ambulance Drivers might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Ambulance Drivers must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Ambulance Drivers need abilities such as oral comprehension, problem sensitivity, and oral expression in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Ambulance Drivers, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Ambulance Drivers frequently use skills like service orientation, critical thinking, and active listening to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Ambulance Drivers, ranked by their relative importance.
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