Health Science Technology
EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE
Paramedic is one of the career choices for this career focus.
Paramedics provide immediate medical care in emergencies and transport patients to the hospital. Arriving at a scene in time can save someone's life!
- Earnings Range: $20,000 – 53,000
Level of Education
- 2-Year College or Technical Training
- Travel to scenes of emergencies, such as car accidents or heart attacks
- Give care and treatment to patients and take them to the hospital
- May open airways, give oxygen, shock stopped hearts, or administer medication
- The kind of treatment provided depends on the level of training and the state
Attributes & Abilities
- Emotionally mature
- Work well with your hands
- Physically fit
- Good eyesight and color vision
- Employed by private ambulance companies, hospitals, city and county emergency services, and fire or police departments
- Work indoors and outdoors
- The work is often stressful
- Usually work shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays
- Work 45 to 60 hours a week, and may be on call when not working
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High School Certification Options in Fort Worth ISD
Counted Towards Performance Acknowledgement:
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR);
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Not Counted Towards Performance Acknowledgement:
OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Certification;