What Does A Paramedic Do?

Paramedics respond to emergency calls and provide initial care to these patients before transporting them to medical facilities.

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How Do I Become A Paramedic?

Completing a two-year college paramedic program, which generally begins with a basic EMT program, is required to obtain one of these positions.

What is the Average Salary For A Paramedic?

High – 67,000
Median – 45,000
Low – 31,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Paramedic?

  • Science – As much as possible, including biology and psychology!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Foreign Languages

What Is The Work Environment For A Paramedic?

Paramedics typically work for ambulance services, hospitals, and the government. This often requires outdoor work, in all types of weather. It may also be physically challenging and stressful work.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Paramedic?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

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