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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 163,400 people employed as emergency medical technicians in the United States. The median annual salary is $35,470. Entry level employees earn approximately $23,620 per year and senior employees earn approximately $47,580 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:
Annual Openings:
Increase in Openings by 2031:
Annual Salary Range:
$23,620 - $47,580
Education Requirements:
Some college