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.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 67092$18.96/hr$12.74/hr$14.14/hr$17.28/hr$23.05/hr$29.03/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and UtilitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services40$18.98/hr
Education and Health Services4,400$20.41/hr
Leisure and Hospitality50$18.32/hr
Public Administration1,340$16.25/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/A$18.25/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/A$20.77/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/A$9.67/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State 140$18.51/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 300$17.30/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 380$19.20/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 400$17.93/hr-5.0%
Southwest Minnesota 660$17.56/hr4.3%
Northwest Minnesota 670$17.28/hr4.1%
Southwest Balance of State 750$15.24/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 840$17.28/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 850$17.51/hr11.3%
Southeast Minnesota 1,220$18.31/hr19.1%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,940$22.74/hr17.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 2,440$21.77/hrN/A
Minnesota 5,850$19.11/hr13.5%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 630$37.00/hr7.4%
Fire Inspectors and Investigators 120$34.76/hr7.5%
Fish and Game Wardens N/AN/AN/A

  • 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.