Paramedic

Paramedics provide first aid and life support treatment in emergency situations and transport sick and injured people who require skilled treatment.

Tasks

  • Briefs other medical staff when handing over the patient, and completes patient report forms describing the patient.
  • Transports and accompanies patients who either require or potentially require skilled treatment whilst travelling.
  • Resuscitates and/or stabilises patient using relevant techniques, equipment and drugs.
  • Assesses the nature of injuries, provides first aid treatment and ascertains appropriate method of conveying patient.
  • Drives ambulance or accompanies driver to respond to calls for assistance at accidents, emergencies and other incidents.

Typical Education Level

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 10% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£40,456

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for paramedic is £40,456

872 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 872. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for paramedic roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £40,456 per year. That is about £3,371 per month or £20.75 per hour. New workers generally start on £30,555, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £54,662

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 872 people are employed in the region.

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