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Technician, Emergency Medical, and Paramedic
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesAssess injuries, administer emergency medical care, and rescue trapped individuals. Transport injured or sick people to medical facilities.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$29,300 per year in 2008

Work Context & ConditionsWork indoors and outdoors, in all types of weather, and are required to do considerable kneeling, bending, and heavy lifting. They often work evenings, weekends, and holidays. Many work more than 40 hours per week.

Minimum Education RequirementsTechnical Program

SkillsCritical Thinking, Active Listening, Equipment Selection, Coordination, Speaking

AbilitiesOral Expression, Deductive Reasoning, Problem Sensitivity, Inductive Reasoning, Oral Comprehension

InterviewsDarryl LoweryVideo Icon