Growth Rate: 33%
Average Annual Pay: $24,080
If you are thinking about becoming a paramedic but are unsure about the stress of the job (or whether or not you can handle all the blood and guts), becoming an Ambulance Driver and Attendant is an excellent stepping stone.
Here, you will get to see first hand what a paramedic does without having to actually participate: you will simply have to assist with lifting patients and driving the ambulance. If you do decide that you would like to become a paramedic, then you already have some on-hand experience!