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Paramedics

Also called: First Responder, Flight Paramedic, Paramedic

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What they do:
Administer basic or advanced emergency medical care and assess injuries and illnesses. May administer medication intravenously, use equipment such as EKGs, or administer advanced life support to sick or injured individuals.
On the job, you would:
  • Administer drugs, orally or by injection, or perform intravenous procedures.
  • Administer first aid treatment or life support care to sick or injured persons in prehospital settings.
  • Assess nature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures.

Knowledge

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Skills

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Abilities

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Personality

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Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software
  • MedDataSolutions Regist*r
  • MEDITECH software Hot Technology
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology
Information retrieval or search software
  • Epocrates
  • TechOnSoftware HazMatCE Pro

Education

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$35,400
$23,490
$59,860
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