Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

Assess injuries and illnesses and administer basic emergency medical care. May transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.

Sample of reported job titles: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), First Responder

Hourly Wages

MeanEntry LevelExperienced
$17.25$10.96$20.39


Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

Related Experience: Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.

Job Training: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


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