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EMTs and Paramedics Summary

What They Do

Work Environment

How to Become One


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Quick Facts: EMTs and Paramedics 2016 Median Pay

$32,670 per year $15.71 per hour

Typical Entry-Level Education

Postsecondary nondegree award

Work Experience in a Related Occupation


On-the-job Training


Number of Jobs, 2016


Job Outlook, 2016-26

15% (Much faster than average)

Employment Change, 2016-26


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.

Work Environment Most EMTs and paramedics work full time. Their work can be physically strenuous and stressful, sometimes involving life-or-death situations.

How to Become an EMT or Paramedic Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics typically complete a postsecondary educational program. All states require EMTs and paramedics to be licensed; requirements vary by state.

Pay The median annual wage for EMTs and paramedics was $32,670 in May 2016.

Job Outlook Employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Emergencies, such as car crashes, natural disasters, and acts of violence, will continue to require the skills of EMTs and paramedics.

State & Area Data Explore resources for employment and wages by state and area for EMTs and paramedics.

Similar Occupations Compare the job duties, education, job growth, and pay of EMTs and paramedics with similar occupations.

More Information, Including Links to O*NET Learn more about EMTs and paramedics by visiting additional resources, including O*NET, a source on key characteristics of workers and occupations.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, EMTs and Paramedics, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/emts-and-paramedics.htm (visited December 08, 2017).

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