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Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

Care for sick and injured people in emergency situations.

Quick Facts

Wages:

Below the statewide median
$18.33 / hour    Read more about wages

Outlook:

Well above statewide average
Growth rate:  17.3%    Read more about outlook

Education:

College certificate is typical for entry. National Data

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Administer intravenous medications.
  • Administer non-intravenous medications.
  • Implement advanced life support techniques.
  • Position patients for treatment or examination.
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Job Title Examples:

Firefighter/EMT (Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician)
Paramedic
First Responder

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