Doctor greeting paramedics arriving with a patient exiting an ambulance

Emergency Medical Technicians & Paramedics assess injuries, administer emergency medical care, and extricate trapped individuals. Transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.

Sample of reported job titles: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); Emergency Medical Technician, Basic (EMT, B); Emergency Medical Technician/Driver (EMT/DRIVER); EMT Intermediate (Emergency Medical Technician, Intermediate); EMT, Paramedic (Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic); EMT/Dispatcher (Emergency Medical Technician/Dispatcher); First Responder; Flight Paramedic; Multi Care Technician (Multi Care Tech); Paramedic

Local Characteristics

  • Median Wage of $13.87/hr (- 13% from 2015)
  • 218 Employed Locally
  • Projected Growth, 2018-2023: 19%
  • Retirement Risk: 6% of Local Employees Aged 55+
  • Gender Diversity: 33% of Local Employees are Female

NCRC/WorkKeys Targets*

Graphic Literacy
3 5 4

Training and Prep

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*In 2017 NCRC/WorkKeys test names were revised from the older titles of Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information.