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Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics - 29-2041.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Emergency Medical Technician, Basic (EMT, B)
  • EMT Intermediate (Emergency Medical Technician, Intermediate)
  • EMT, Paramedic (Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic)
  • EMT/Dispatcher (Emergency Medical Technician/Dispatcher)
  • Emergency Medical Technician/Driver (EMT/DRIVER)
  • First Responder
  • Flight Paramedic
  • Multi Care Technician (Multi Care Tech)
  • Paramedic

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • Administer drugs, orally or by injection, or perform intravenous procedures under a physician's direction.
  • Administer first aid treatment or life support care to sick or injured persons in prehospital settings.
  • Assess nature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures.
  • Attend training classes to maintain certification licensure, keep abreast of new developments in the field, or maintain existing knowledge.
  • Comfort and reassure patients.
  • Communicate with dispatchers or treatment center personnel to provide information about situation, to arrange reception of victims, or to receive instructions for further treatment.
  • Coordinate with treatment center personnel to obtain patients' vital statistics and medical history, to determine the circumstances of the emergency, and to administer emergency treatment.
  • Coordinate work with other emergency medical team members or police or fire department personnel.
  • Decontaminate ambulance interior following treatment of patient with infectious disease and report case to proper authorities.
  • Drive mobile intensive care unit to specified location, following instructions from emergency medical dispatcher.
  • Immobilize patient for placement on stretcher and ambulance transport, using backboard or other spinal immobilization device.
  • Maintain vehicles and medical and communication equipment and replenish first aid equipment and supplies.
  • Observe, record, and report to physician the patient's condition or injury, the treatment provided, and reactions to drugs or treatment.
  • Operate equipment, such as electrocardiograms (EKGs), external defibrillators, or bag valve mask resuscitators, in advanced life support environments.
  • Perform emergency diagnostic and treatment procedures, such as stomach suction, airway management, or heart monitoring, during ambulance ride.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer intravenous medications.
  • Administer non-intravenous medications.
  • Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Implement advanced life support techniques.
  • Inform medical professionals regarding patient conditions and care.
  • Interact with patients to build rapport or provide emotional support.
  • Maintain inventory of medical supplies or equipment.
  • Maintain medical equipment or instruments.
  • Maintain medical or professional knowledge.
  • Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments.
  • Operate diagnostic or therapeutic medical instruments or equipment.
  • Position patients for treatment or examination.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Sterilize medical equipment or instruments.
  • Treat medical emergencies.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Allergy/immunology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Flight and Operational Medicine Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Allergy/immunology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Allergy/immunology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Flight and Operational Medicine Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Deep Sea Diving Independent Duty Corpsman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Field Medical Service Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Fleet Marine Force Reconnaissance Corpsman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Fleet Marine Force Reconnaissance Independent Duty Corpsman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Health Care Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Hospital Corpsman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Medical Deep Sea Diving Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Medical Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Naval Special Warfare Medic (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Search and Rescue Medical Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Special Forces Medical Sergeant (Army - Enlisted)
  • Special Operations Independent Duty Corpsman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Special Operations Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Submarine Force Independent Duty Corpsman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Paramedic

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Paramedic