Ambulance

Average weekly pay:          $1,700 
Employment size:               17,100  
Future growth:                     Very Strong        
Skill level                                Associate Degree or Diploma   

Ambulance officers and paramedics provide emergency health care and transport for injured, sick, infirmed and aged persons to medical facilities.

Typical tax deductions include:

  • Travel expenses associated with attending medical conferences, seminars, and training courses. Expenses include motor vehicle, airfares, accommodation, meals, and incidentals. 
  • Travel between work places.
  • Home to work travel costs if required to transport bulky work related medical equipment. 
  • Compulsory work uniforms, non-slip shoes, safety glasses, gloves, aprons and lab coats. 
  • Overtime meals (if paid a meal allowance under an Industrial Award).
  • Phone, internet and home office expenses (less private portion).
  • Self-education expenses (must be related to current job). 
  • Magazines, books and journals related to health and medicine.  
  • Annual practising certificate fees, nursing association or union fees. 
  • Equipment including fob watches, briefcases, handbags, iPad, laptop, stethoscope, etc. Items costing more than $300 each need to be depreciated.

None deductible expenses:

  • Ordinary wristwatches.
  • Vaccinations.