Paramedics

Job Description

Paramedics are highly trained emergency medical technicians (EMT) who are responsible for providing care to accident victims. The paramedic profession combines and builds upon the skills of an EMT-Basic and an EMT-Intermediate.

Academic Requirements

An aspiring paramedic typically completes an associate’s degree in paramedicine or paramedic technology that is approved by a state department of health. In addition to having knowledge of emergency medicine techniques, a paramedic must have strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Paramedics
$25-40
Thousand
Average
Salary
High
Patient
Interaction
11.45%
Job
Growth
 
High
Blood
Interaction
Associate's Degree or Certificate
Education
Required

Schools

Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center

1080 South Silver Springs Road
Cape Girardeau, 63703

Grand River Technical Center

1200 Fair Street
Chillicothe, 64601
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