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Service Occupations




Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians:
Drive ambulance or assist ambulance driver in transporting sick, injured, or convalescent persons. Assist in lifting patients and rendering first aid. May be required to have Red Cross first-aid training certificate.

  • 1998 employment: 19,000
  • Projected 1998-2008 employment change: Faster than average
  • Most significant source of training: Short-term on-the-job training

Amusement and recreation attendants:
Perform any of a variety of attending duties at amusement or recreation facility. Schedule use of recreation facilities, allocate equipment to participants of sporting events or recreational pursuits, collect fees for games played, or operate carnival rides and amusement concessions.

  • 1998 employment: 337,000
  • Projected 1998-2008 employment change: Faster than average
  • Most significant source of training: Short-term on-the-job training

Baggage porters and bellhops:
Carry baggage for travelers at transportation terminals or for guests at hotels or similar establishments. Additional duties include assisting handicapped persons, running errands, delivering ice, and directing people to their desired destinations.

  • 1998 employment: 40,000
  • Projected 1998-2008 employment change: About as fast as average
  • Most significant source of training: Short-term on-the-job training

Crossing guards:
Guide or control vehicular or pedestrian traffic at such places as street and railroad crossings and construction sites.

  • 1998 employment: 54,000
  • Projected 1998-2008 employment change: Slower than average
  • Most significant source of training: Short-term on-the-job training

Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers:
Assist patrons at entertainment events, such as sporting events, motion pictures, or theater performances. Collect admission tickets and passes from patrons. May assist in finding seats, searching for lost articles, and locating such facilities as rest rooms and telephones.

  • 1998 employment: 84,000
  • Projected 1998-2008 employment change: About as fast as average
  • Most significant source of training: Short-term on-the-job training

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