Emergency Medical Techs and Paramedics (SOC 29-2041)

OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE
General Job Description

Assess injuries, administer emergency medical care, and extricate trapped individuals. Transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.

For more information about this career view the O*NET Summary Report. Method of Entry Typically requires completion of programs that lead to a certificate or other award, but not a degree. The certificate is awarded by the educational institution and is the result of completing formal postsecondary schooling. Certification, which is issued by a professional organization or certifying body, is not included here. Some postsecondary nondegree award programs last only a few weeks, while others may last 1 to 2 years.



Use of Advanced Technology


Every occupation includes some relationship between job duties and the use of advanced technology -- defined as work activities and environments that incorporate complex electronics as found in computers, lasers, robotics, digital devices, satellites, etc. While basic computer skills such as "keyboarding" apply to an increasing number of occupations, each has different levels of technology interface. Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics is classified as an occupation whose job duties rely on moderate use of technology.


EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK


West Central Local Workforce Development Area Labor Market Information


Regional Employment 2012: 240
Projected Regional Employment 2022: 270
Absolute Change 2012 - 2022: 60
Percent Change 2012 - 2022: 28.60%
Average Hourly Wage 2013: $13.13
Average Openings per year due to Replacement: 5
Average Openings per year due to Growth: 5


Texas Labor Market Information


Texas Employment 2012: 14,820
Projected Texas Employment 2022: 19,080
Absolute Change 2012 - 2022: 4,260
Percent Change 2012 - 2022: 28.70%
Average Hourly Wage 2013: $16.08
Average Openings per year due to Replacement: 405
Average Openings per year due to Growth: 425


National Labor Market Information


National Employment 2012: 239.100
Projected National Employment 2022: 294,400
Absolute Change 2012 - 2022: 55,300
Percent Change 2012 - 2022: 23.10%
Average Hourly Wage 2013: $16.77
Average Openings per year due to Replacement: Not Available
Average Openings per year due to Growth: Not Available Additional


Labor Market Information


Turnover: AVERAGE
Average Age of Workers in Occupation: 34.3
Average Years in Occupation: 4.8
Average Years with Current Employer: 4.2
Percent Female: 30.8%
Percent Non-White: 12.2%



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