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EMTs Paramedics

What EMTs and Paramedics Do
Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care provided by these workers. EMTs and paramedics respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities.
How to Become an EMT or Paramedic
All emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics must complete a postsecondary educational program. All states require EMTs and paramedics to be licensed; requirements vary by state.

Pay - Job Outlook
The median annual wage for EMTs and paramedics was $31,980 in May 2015. Employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is projected to grow 24 percent by 2024.

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