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Career Profile: Emergency Medical Technicians

Assess injuries and illnesses and administer basic emergency medical care. May transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.

Salary and Outlook

According to the US Department of Labor, there are 261,300 people employed as emergency medical technicians in the United States. The median annual salary is $36,700. Entry level employees earn approximately $24,650 per year and senior employees earn approximately $62,150 per year.

Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.

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Job Outlook


Total Current Jobs:
261,300
Annual Openings:
20,700
Increase in Openings by 2030:
11%
Annual Salary Range:
$24,650 - $62,150
Education Requirements:
Some college