• Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 36,790
    $25,990 range bar $52,300
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Moderately Growing
  • Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics care for the sick or injured in emergencies. Their quick reaction and competent care can save people's lives. At the emergency scene, they often work with police and firefighters.

What do they typically do

  • Help transfer patients to emergency department of a healthcare facility and report observations and treatment to the staff
  • Respond to 911 calls to provide emergency medical assistance such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or bandaging a wound
  • Administer drugs, orally or by injection, or perform intravenous procedures under a doctor's direction
  • Use backboards and restraints to keep patients still and safe in an ambulance during transport
  • Replace used supplies and check or clean equipment after use
  • Follow guidelines learned in training or received from physicians who oversee their work
  • Create a patient care report, documenting the medical care given to the patient
  • Assess a patient's condition and decide about treatment

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.7%
Job Opening 823

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