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Paramedics

Average National Salaries (2019)

Age 20

£16,120 pile of coins

Age 35

£31,720 pile of coins

Age 50

£35,880 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £30,160

What does this career do?

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

Typical tasks

  • drives ambulance or accompanies driver to respond to calls for assistance at accidents, emergencies and other incidents
  • assesses the nature of injuries, provides first aid treatment and ascertains appropriate method of conveying patient
  • resuscitates and/or stabilises patient using relevant techniques, equipment and drugs
  • transports and accompanies patients who either require or potentially require skilled treatment whilst travelling
  • briefs other medical staff when handing over the patient, and completes patient report forms describing the patient’s condition and any treatment provided.

Current entry requirements

Entry is via a student paramedic position with an ambulance service trust or completion of an approved full-time university course in paramedical science. Qualification requirements for entry to university courses vary (GCSEs, A levels or equivalent). A full, manual driving licence (with appropriate classifications) is required. Paramedics working in the NHS must be registered with the Health Professions Council.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2020)
Female
(2020)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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