Ambulance transport attendants or ATAs are often part of an ambulance crew. They undertake a similar role to patient transport officers (PTOs), as explained above, but they may be required to perform more advanced patient care.
This could include assessing patients health, cardiac rhythm monitoring and basic life support.
Joboutlook.gov.au predicts strong growth in the demand for both Ambulance Transport Attendants and PTOs over the next five year to 2026.
An Ambulance Transport Attendant (ATA) can earn around $51,000 – $80,000 per year, depending on your level of experience.
APC student, Alan, shares what his role covers as an Ambulance Officer in South Australia.
Australian Paramedical College can help you gain the fundamental skills needed to start a rewarding career in Non-Emergency Patient Transport (NEPT).
A Certificate IV in Health Care will allow you to become an Ambulance Transport Attendant (ATA) or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) but the Diploma of Emergency Health Care could give you an edge when applying for roles in the industry.See all our courses