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Paramedics

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

£40,516

Median Salary

New workers start around £29,249. Normal pay is £40,516 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £55,246.

Daily 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.

Skills employers are asking for

  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics
  • Science

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