Ambulance DriversAmbulance Drivers drive an ambulance to transport the sick, injured, or convalescent patients to their destination. They place patients on a stretcher and load the stretcher into the ambulance, usually with the help of an Ambulance Attendant.
They also administer first aid as needed.
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants may report facts concerning an accident or injury to hospital personnel or law enforcement officials.
Drivers and Attendants replace ambulance supplies and disposable items, and change equipment to maintain sanitary conditions.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Valid California driver's license with a good driving record.
- Physical stamina to lift and turn patients.
- Good judgment.
- Ability to work in stressful situations.
- Strong desire to help others.
- Fingerprint clearance may be required by employer.
Median Hourly wage for Ambulance Drivers and Attendants is $12.08. The average annual wage is $28,163
- Estimated number of Ambulance Drivers and Attendants in 2002: 1,400
- Estimated number of Ambulance Drivers and Attendants in 2012: 1,900
- Estimated annual job openings: 60
Possible Career Paths
Possible Career Paths for ambulance drivers include becoming a: