Paramedics provide extensive pre-hospital trauma and medical care for the sick or injured. A paramedic may administer medications, interpret EKG’s, defibrillate or cardiovert the heart, perform endotracheal intubation and uses other complex medical equipment. Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) also provide primary care for the sick or injured and operate the ambulance. Paramedics and EMTs may work for local government, ambulance services, the military, urgent care centers or a hospital emergency room.
|2015 Median Pay||$31,980 per year|
|Number of Jobs 2014 - 2024||98,000|
* Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
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