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EMTs and paramedics experience a much larger than average number of work-related injuries or illnesses. Salary Range and Outlook According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for EMTs and paramedics is expected to grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than most other careers. The average salary for emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is $31,020. Academic Requirements 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. EMTs usually complete a course that takes between 120 and 150 hours to complete. Paramedic classes take longer, between 1,200 and 1,800 hours. EMTs learn how to: Give CPR Give oxygen Administer glucose to diabetic patients Help people who are having asthma attacks or allergic reactions
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Extricate patients and prepare them for transport Paramedics learn everything EMTs learn in addition to more advanced skills, including how to: Administer medications Start intravenous lines Provide advanced airway management for patients Resuscitate patients Help people who have suffered trauma They may take classes in anatomy, physiology, cardiology, medications and medical procedures. EMT and paramedic courses consist of lectures, hands-on skills training, and clinical and/or field internships. If you are interested in becoming an EMT or paramedic, these are the basic steps to follow: Meet the eligibility requirements and prerequisites for attending an EMT or paramedic course.
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  • National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians

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