Occupational Employment Statistics
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
Assess injuries, administer emergency medical care, and extricate trapped individuals. Transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.
|Natural Resources and Mining||N/A||N/A
|Trade, Transportation and Utilities||N/A||N/A
|Professional and Business Services||40||$18.98/hr
|Education and Health Services||4,400||$20.41/hr
|Leisure and Hospitality||50||$18.32/hr
- Observe, record, and report to physician the patient's condition or injury, the treatment provided, and reactions to drugs or treatment.
- Immobilize patient for placement on stretcher and ambulance transport, using backboard or other spinal immobilization device.
- Administer first aid treatment or life support care to sick or injured persons in prehospital settings.
- Administer drugs, orally or by injection, or perform intravenous procedures under a physician's direction.
- Comfort and reassure patients.
- Assess nature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures.
- Operate equipment, such as electrocardiograms (EKGs), external defibrillators, or bag valve mask resuscitators, in advanced life support environments.
- Coordinate work with other emergency medical team members or police or fire department personnel.
- Maintain vehicles and medical and communication equipment and replenish first aid equipment and supplies.
- Perform emergency diagnostic and treatment procedures, such as stomach suction, airway management, or heart monitoring, during ambulance ride.