Emergency Medical Technicians & Paramedics


Assess injuries, administer emergency medical care, and extricate trapped individuals. Transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.
Also called: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); Emergency Medical Technician, Basic (EMT, B); Flight Paramedic; Paramedic

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
  • management
    Health
  • medicine and dentistry
  • therapy and counseling
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • looking for ways to help people

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
    Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology:

    Information retrieval or search software
  • Epocrates
  • Medical Wizards ER & ICU ToolBox
    Medical software
  • MedDataSolutions Regist*r
  • MEDITECH software
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    certificate after high school
    some college
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