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Become A First-Aid Attendant

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Working As A First-Aid Attendant

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Getting Information
  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • $25,710

    Average Salary

What Does A First-Aid Attendant Do At Seaworld Parks & Entertainment

* Care and maintenance of a variety of species; birds, reptiles, fish, mammals, and invertebrates
* Able to operate landscape equipment including mowers, weed-eaters, pruning tools, and various other devices
* The ability to give dynamic public presentations to our park guests
* Daily record keeping
* Provide physical stimulation and mental challenges for our animal population

How To Become A First-Aid Attendant

Nursing assistants must complete a state-approved education program and must pass their state’s competency exam. Orderlies generally have at least a high school diploma.

Education and Training

Nursing assistants must complete a state-approved education program in which they learn the basic principles of nursing and complete supervised clinical work. These programs are found in high schools, community colleges, vocational and technical schools, hospitals, and nursing homes.

In addition, nursing assistants typically complete a brief period of on-the-job training to learn about their specific employer’s policies and procedures.

Orderlies typically have at least a high school diploma and receive a short period of on-the-job training.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

After completing a state-approved education program, nursing assistants take a competency exam. Passing this exam allows them to use state-specific titles. In some states, a nursing assistant or aide is called a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), but titles vary from state to state.

Nursing assistants who have passed the competency exam are placed on a state registry. Nursing assistants must be on the state registry to work in a nursing home.

Some states have other requirements as well, such as continuing education and a criminal background check. Check with state boards of nursing or health for more information.

In some states, nursing assistants can earn additional credentials, such as becoming a Certified Medication Assistant (CMA). As a CMA, they can give medications.

Orderlies do not need a license, however, many jobs require a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, which shows they are trained to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Nursing assistants and orderlies must be able to communicate effectively to address patients’ or residents’ concerns. They also need to relay important information to other healthcare workers.

Compassion. Nursing assistants and orderlies assist and care for the sick, injured, and elderly. Doing so requires a compassionate and empathetic attitude.

Patience. The routine tasks of cleaning, feeding, and bathing patients or residents can be stressful. Nursing assistants and orderlies must have patience in order to complete these tasks.

Physical stamina. Nursing assistants and orderlies spend much of their time on their feet. They should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as lifting or moving patients.

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First-Aid Attendant Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Danish

  • Chinese

  • Vietnamese

  • Ukrainian

  • Russian

  • Arabic

  • Italian

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Top First-Aid Attendant Skills

  1. Safety
  2. Cpr/Aed/First Aide/Lifeguard
  3. Emergence Calls
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Camp Counselor responsible for the welfare and safety of children between the ages of 5 and 17.
  • Assisted children with gross motor skills.
  • Completed certification in HIPAA, OSHA, and Blood Borne Pathogen programs.
  • Performed all aspects of Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), and be able to perform all aspects of CPR/first aide.
  • Completed American Red Heart Association certification in CPR and First Aide.

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