Salary for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

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The job of an emergency medical technician or paramedic is to assess patient needs in emergency scenarios, and provide care in order of severity. These professionals work to stabilize patient conditions in the field and en route to hospitals or emergency clinics. They may perform lifesaving maneuvers, manage airway functions, and administer intravenous fluids as necessary. Additionally, they may be required to extract individuals from motor vehicles that have been damaged in accidents, or deal with other potentially dangerous treatment situations. They are responsible for stocking and sterilizing emergency vehicles between emergencies, and must also maintain communication with dispatch centers and hospitals, as well as providing routine maintenance to emergency equipment. Specialized training and a high school diploma are necessary for this position. Many paramedics and emergency technicians also have some college training.

A Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic usually gets a pay level of somewhere between $24,650 to $62,150 depending on the level of education. will usually earn a wage of fourty thousand three hundred and seventy dollars on an annual basis.

can obtain the highest salaries in Hawaii, where they get an average salary rate of about $58,580. This group of people are compensated most highly in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they earn job pay of $50,860.

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Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Public Administration
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Finance and Insurance

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Transportation and Warehousing
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Accommodation and Food Services
Health Care and Social Assistance
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Educational Services
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