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EMTs and Paramedics

Job Information

Assess injuries, administer emergency medical care, and extricate trapped individuals. Transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.


  • Employment is projected to grow as fast as the average for all occupations.
  • Emergency medical technicians and paramedics need formal training and certification or licensure, but requirements vary by State.
  • Emergency services function 24 hours a day, so emergency medical technicians and paramedics have irregular working hours.
  • Opportunities will be best for those who have earned advanced certifications.


Personality I like helping others
Salary $30,710/yr ($15.36/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education Some college, no degree