Emergency Medical Technicians

6.6/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
10%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
11%
by 2030
WAGES
$36,650
or $17.62 hourly
VOLUME
257,700
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 10% (Totally Safe)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Social Perceptiveness
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Finger Dexterity
Manual Dexterity
Originality
Key
very important
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Emergency Medical Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 11% by 2030
'Emergency Medical Technicians' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Emergency Medical Technicians' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Emergency Medical Technicians' was $36,650, or $17.62 hourly
'Emergency Medical Technicians' are paid 12.6% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 257,700 people employed as Emergency Medical Technicians.
This represents around 0.19% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Assess injuries and illnesses and administer basic emergency medical care. May transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.

SOC Code: 29-2042.00

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