Emergency Medical Technicians And Paramedics

Training Requirements for Emergency Medical Technicians And Paramedics

Emergency medical technicians and paramedics need a postsecondary nondegree award.

Degrees for Emergency medical technicians and paramedics
Percent
Less than High School 0.6
High School 12.8
Some College 44.7
Associates Degree 22.3
Bachelors Degree 16.8
Masters Degree 2.3
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.5

Employment Outlook for Emergency Medical Technicians And Paramedics

This represents about 241,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 58,000 more emergency medical technicians and paramedics but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 98,000 more.

Typical Income for Emergency Medical Technicians And Paramedics

Hourly Income

On average,emergency medical technicians and paramedics make $17.36 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics $10.21 $12.43 $15.71 $20.53 $27.07
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $15.59 $21.80 $30.49 $43.83 $64.87
Health technologists and technicians $12.29 $15.63 $20.55 $27.58 $35.76
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, emergency medical technicians and paramedics make $36,110 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics $21,240 $25,850 $32,670 $42,710 $56,310
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations $32,430 $45,330 $63,420 $91,180 $134,930
Health technologists and technicians $25,570 $32,510 $42,750 $57,370 $74,390
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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