April 22, 2012

Careers in Paratransit, NEMT, and Related Transportation Industries

CAREERS - As I have shown my earlier posts: Investing in the NEMT Industry and Healthcare and the Future of NEMT, the future of industries that provide wheelchair accessible and non-emergency medical transportation are uniquely positioned to grow over the next 20 years in order to meet the demands of an aging population. Along with this will come increasing pressure on government to meet it's responsibilities to provide these services in the most cost effect way possible. The growing use of Medicaid Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) Brokers and the ever increasing use and sophistication of automated Scheduling & Dispatch systems in the Paratransit Industry are examples of how industry and public agencies have adapted in recent years. Over the next 2 decades further changes are inevitable, but one thing is certain: people will still need some form of specialized transportation to meet the transport needs of the tidal wave of senior citizens that is coming.

What may appear as a burden to some, others see as a boon; and certainly for those currently looking for employment, wanting to find a better job, or for those considering a career path: there is great potential for growth for the Paratransit, NEMT, and other related and supporting transportation industries. Jobs range from the drivers and attendants who work directly with clients, to the booking agents, dispatchers, schedulers, mechanics, office staff, and management who work behind the scenes to make the day-to-day operations work. As well, there are support industries, such as lift manufactures and bus manufactures that provide the vehicles and equipment that is needed to provide wheelchair accessible transportation. Plus, there are other companies that specialize in providing the logistical, scheduling and transportation management services that will be key to finding future efficiencies over the next 20 years.

WHAT YOU CAN FIND ON A JOB SEARCH SITE...
The following are examples of some of the jobs available on the Paratransit Watch Job Search Site.
Ambulette Jobs
Wheelchair Transportation Jobs


WHAT EMPLOYEES ARE SAYING ABOUT...
The following company profiles include examples of employee salaries, reviews, and interviews. They have been provided by Glassdoor, and are hosted on my other website: Paratransit EXTRA.
Veolia Transportation


WHAT YOU CAN FIND ON PARATRANSIT WATCH...
You can use the Find-A Ride Directory available on this website to find local agencies and companies in your area, as well as compare salaries and jobs available among different types of transportation providers.


           

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