Ambulance Drivers and Attendants
On the Job
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants drive ambulances, or help ambulance drivers in transporting sick or injured patients. They may help to lift patients.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Provide first aid or rescue assistance in emergencies.
- Drive passenger vehicles.
- Clean vehicles or vehicle components.
- Maintain professional knowledge or certifications.
- Notify others of emergencies, problems, or hazards.
- Maintain vehicles in good working condition.
Typical Working Conditions
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Frequent contact with others.
- Close physical proximity with other people.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Making decisions that impact co-workers or company results.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Working with a group or team.
- Exposure to disease or infections.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Dealing with unpleasant or angry people.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
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