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Paramedic Job Overview

Paramedics are often the first to arrive at scenes of emergency. They care for the wounded and sometimes critically ill people in emergency settings. Oftentimes they will work in situations where people’s lives are hanging in the balance. They must be able to focus within a scene of chaos. They also need to be able to perform their jobs quickly and accurately under pressure. A typical day of work for paramedics may include the following:

  • Responding to emergency calls for assistance
  • Stitching wounds
  • Assessing how badly a patient is wounded and what the treatment should be
  • Administering medications
  • Replacing supplies and cleaning equipment
  • Creating a patient care report that details the care that the patient received
  • Applying restraints to keep patients safe during the ambulance ride
  • Assisting with transporting the patient to the ambulance and from the ambulance to the hospital or other facility
  • Following instructions from their supervisor and relying on their extensive training

Candidates who enjoy working with people and can stay emotionally strong in very high pressure situations will like working as a paramedic. They sometimes work directly with doctors and nurses.

Paramedic Job Education Requirements

Paramedics must complete a postsecondary emergency medical technology program that leads to an associate’s degree. Before being admitted to such a program, candidates will need to have a high school diploma or its equivalent as well as cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification. Some of the instruction in the postsecondary program will take place in a hospital or emergency setting.

Paramedic Job Market

There are currently over 239,000 people employed as paramedics in the United States, and more than 55,000 new paramedic jobs will be created by 2022. That 23 percent job growth shows that job opportunities for paramedics are growing at a much faster average rate than most other occupations. Paramedics are in high demand, and more jobs will continue to be added each year. Age-related medical emergencies from a growing elderly population are part of the reason why this field will continue to grow.

Paramedic Job Salary Information

The average salary for paramedics is $31,020 per year, with the salary for some under $20,180. Some paramedics earn over $53,550, so there is room for growth in many of the positions. This position earns more than others in the field, like an ambulatory care nurse. Paramedics can also earn more if they are willing to travel to work in areas where they are in high demand. Paramedics must work a full-time schedule that often includes overtime. It can include overnight work and weekends.

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Great Basin College is seeking qualified individuals to fill the following positions. Nursing Instructor (Elko Campus): Paramedic Instructor (Winnemucca Center): Paramedic Coordinator/Instructor (Winnemucca Center) For job descriptions and to apply go to https://consensus.gbcnv.edu/ Applications for these positions, will be accepted until 4/20/15 @ 12:01 a.m. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disability...
Perform direct patient care including assessment, evaluation, and Advanced Life support according to the goals of Mercy-El Reno, the philosophy of the Sisters of Mercy, Standard of Care, and Employee Code of Conduct. EMT-P may also perform clerical, dispatch and maintenance duties as needed. Perform related duties as assigned. Perform duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mis...
Under the direction of the Medical Director and according to the protocols, procedures and policies of St. Johns EMS performs direct patient care including assessment, evaluation, basic and advanced medical rescue to access, stabilize, evacuate and transport a patient to an appropriate destination according to the goals of St. Johns Health System, the philosophy of the Sisters of Mercy, Standard o...
Vocational Tech This position is responsible for the day to day operations of a corporate health clinic including the triage of patients, obtaining health history, providing first aid, performing drug screens and wellness/physical exams, routine immunizations and assisting the provider. Minimum Qualifications: Education: High School Diploma or equivalent AND successful completion of EMT-P progr...
Under the direction of the Medical Director and according to the protocols, procedures and policies of St. Johns EMS performs direct patient care including assessment, evaluation, basic and advanced medical rescue to access, stabilize, evacuate and transport a patient to an appropriate destination according to the goals of St. Johns Health System, the philosophy of the Sisters of Mercy, Standard o...
Performs direct patient care, including Assessment, Evaluation, and Implementation of Basic and Advanced Life Support. Performs clerical, dispatch, and maintenance duties, acts as preceptor to EMT students, assists in the Emergency Department, and floats throughout the house to assist where needed, as not to delay response time. Works under the supervision of physicians, and registered nurses. Mi...
"Opportunities start here" is more than a slogan at Matanuska-Susitna College (Mat-Su College); it is our mission. Our aim is to transform student aspirations into realities. Matanuska-Susitna College seeks applicants who possess a desire to help students succeed in reaching their goals. Mat-Su College is seeking a Director of the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Southcentral Paramedic Techno...
Paramedic Trainer / Paramedic (Hourly) All names will be removed from eligible lists one (1) year after eligibility is established. Hourly Salary Range: $18.20 - $20.37 JOB DUTIES: Under the direction and supervision of the Medical Director of the Milwaukee County EMS (Paramedic) System or designee, to provide advanced life support services to the general public at approved events. Under the su...
MountainView Hospital
Schedule: PRN/Per Diem Description TriStar Summit Medical Center–Hermitage, TN Paramedic – Emergency Department TriStar Summit, part of HCA’s TriStar Health, is a 188-bed facility accredited by The Joint Commission. Serving the residents of Davidson, Wilson and surrounding counties since 1994, TriStar Summit has built a strong reputation for providing quality patient care in a friendly and com...
QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE: Valid state driver’s license in good standing required. Loss of same must be reported to Supervisor immediately. Current AHA CPR certification; Current AHA ACLS certification; Current AHA PALS certification; Current EMT-P or MICN certification. CEVO (within 6 months) Must complete the following on-line training prior to first day of employment: ICS (operations); CBRNE (oper...
Shift: Night Shift Ambulance Bases: University Hospital, Woodrail, Ashland, and old Ellis Fischel Cancer Center location Department: Ambulance Services Job Summary: The Ambulance Service Supervisor will be responsible for daily staffing needs and the logistic resources that may be needed. Respond to all high priority pre-hospital emergency calls. Assist field staff in scene and patient managem...
Summary: Under the supervision of the Medical/Laboratory Director and Center Management ensure donor suitability, product integrity and the continued good health of donors through the compliance with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Manual guidelines. A Traveling CMS may require routine travel up to 100%. Primary responsibilities for role: Pr...
Summary: Under the supervision of the Medical/Laboratory Director and Center Management ensure donor suitability, product integrity and the continued good health of donors through the compliance with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Manual guidelines. A Traveling CMS may require routine travel up to 100%. Primary responsibilities for role: Pr...
Position Summary Supervises and manages multiple ambulance stations on the U.S. bases in Kuwait. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned. 1. Supervises and directly manages Paramedic Leads for multiple ambulance stations throughout the Are...
Position Summary: Provides Advanced Life Support including medical evaluation, treatment and stabilization of the critically ill and injured; responds to emergency rescue situations involving potential loss of life or bodily injury; maintains control, manages and directs patient care at the scene of a pre-hospital emergency; provides training and instruction to lesser trained personnel; performs ...
EMT/AEMT/Paramedic $11/$13/$15 We are committed to being the “stepping- stone” in gaining experience for your future career in healthcare. We have immediate openings at our stations in Dayton, Monroe, Greenville, Bellefontaine, and Sidney. Integrity Ambulance Service , the largest family owned and operated private ambulance service in western Ohio, has demonstrated steady growth with excellen...
EMT/AEMT/Paramedic $11/$13/$15 We are committed to being the “stepping- stone” in gaining experience for your future career in healthcare. We have immediate openings at our stations in Dayton, Monroe, Greenville, Bellefontaine, and Sidney. Integrity Ambulance Service , the largest family owned and operated private ambulance service in western Ohio, has demonstrated steady growth with excellen...
Novum Pharmaceutical Research Services integrity. in science. in business. Join our Research Team In Fargo. We are currently recruiting for part time RNs, LPNs and Paramedics to work a flexible schedule to include days, evenings, weekends and overnights. These nursing professionals will be responsible for overseeing all phases of study progression according to the study protocol and Standard Ope...
Quintiles pioneered the idea of helping pharma companies conduct objective clinical trials to establish not only whether a drug is effective, but who can take it safely. Our customers have relied on us to design and conduct rigorous clinical research for decades, from small studies to multinational mega-trials. However, we continue to develop new ways of interpreting and evaluating data that allow...
EMT, Paramedic or Nurse Immediate Openings! Full-time positions with Overtime and Part-Time positions are available. Competitive wage and benefits package. PMR Healthcare wants to add several motivated, self-managing, experienced EMT’s, paramedics and nurses to our medical staff. As an employee of PMR Healthcare, you will be working in a stationary and mobile construction medical clinic envir...

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