Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic
What They Do:
Provide emergency care and advanced life support to people who have suffered from an illness or injury outside of a hospital and transport patients to hospitals for further care.
High school graduate or equivalent
Associates or Bachelors degree (not required, programs are available)
EMT training - First Aid, CPR, vital signs, etc.
NREMT – Paramedic certification
What They Make:
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2019 median salary was $35,400 per year.
Where They Work:
Indoors and outdoors
Emergency medical services
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics EMT job growth between 2019 and 2029 will be 6%, which is much faster than average for all occupations.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, EMTs and Paramedics,
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/emts-and-paramedics.htm (visited December 2020)
Updated December 2020