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How to become a Patient Transporter

Follow these steps to become a patient transporter:

  1. Earn a diploma. To become a patient transporter you will need a minimum of a high school diploma or GED.
  2. Gain experience. A patient transporter is an entry-level position within the medical industry in which you can receive on-the-job training and experience after obtaining a diploma.
  3. Pursue certification. Although voluntary, you can choose to become a Certified Healthcare Transporter through the National Association of Healthcare Transport Management. You may also need to obtain certification in CPR.
How to become: Patient Care Technician · Patient Assistant · Assistant · Nursing Assistant · Transporter
These qualifications are required: BLS Certification · CPR Certification · Driver's License
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What skills help Patient Transporters find jobs?

  • Communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • Customer service
  • English
  • Hospital experience
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Career progression for Patient Transporter

Education levels for Patient Transporters

Based on the requirements of Patient Transporter job openings on Indeed in the United States within the last three years.
required level of educationpercent of job openings
High school diploma or GED70.5%
Associate's degree16.5%
Bachelor's degree13.0%
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Common qualifications for Patient Transporters

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BLS Certification

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  • certificationDriver's License
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Common questions about career advices for a Patient Transporter

What skills do you need to be a successful patient transporter?

You should have a combination of several hard and soft skills to be successful as a patient transporter, including a positive bedside manner, customer focus, communication skills, physical fitness, health care administration and patient safety.

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