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Emergency Medical Technicians - 29-2042.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

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SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

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Tasks

  • 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 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.
  • Perform emergency diagnostic and treatment procedures, such as stomach suction, airway management, or heart monitoring, during ambulance ride.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Drive vehicles to transport individuals or equipment.
  • 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.
  • Position patients for treatment or examination.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Sterilize medical equipment or instruments.
  • Treat medical emergencies.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Aerospace Medical Service (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Flight and Operational Medical 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/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Independent Duty Medical Technician (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/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Flight and Operational Medical 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 Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Physiology Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Cannon Crewmember (Army - Enlisted)
  • Combat Engineer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Combat Medic Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Damage Controlman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Deep Sea Diving Independent Duty Corpsman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Craftsman, Dental Hygienist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Dental Assistant Journeyman, Dental Hygienist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Emergency Nursing (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Emergency Physician (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Emergency Services Physician (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Emergency Services Physician, Emergency Medicine Specialist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Emergency/Trauma Nurse (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Expeditionary Firefighting and Rescue (EFR) Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Field Medical Service Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Field Surgeon (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Fire Protection (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fire Protection Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fire Protection Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fire Protection Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fire Protection Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fire Protection Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fleet Marine Force Reconnaissance Corpsman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Fleet Marine Force Reconnaissance Independent Duty Corpsman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Flight Nurse (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Health Services Management (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Management Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Health Services Technician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Hemodialysis Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Hemodialysis/Apheresis Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Hospital Corpsman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Hospital Corpsman Basic (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Hospitalman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Intelligence Analyst (Army - Enlisted)
  • Medical Corps Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Medical Deep Sea Diving Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Military Police (Army - Enlisted)
  • Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Naval Aircrewman (Tactical Helicopter) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Special Operations Tactical Medic (SO-TM) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Navy Aviation Rescue Swimmers (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Nurse Corps Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Orthopedic Cast Room Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Orthopedic Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Orthopedic Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Pararescue (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pararescue Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pararescue Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pararescue Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pararescue Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pararescue Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Pararescue Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Practical Nursing Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Preventive Medicine Officer (Occupational) (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Search and Rescue Medical Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Special Forces Medical Sergeant (Army - Enlisted)
  • Submarine Force Independent Duty Corpsman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Sugical Technologist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Technologist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape (SERE) Specialist (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape (SERE) Specialist Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape (SERE) Specialist Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape (SERE) Specialist Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape (SERE) Specialist Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape (SERE) Specialist Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Unit Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Urology Technician (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Emergency Medical Technician (Health Care Specialist
  • Emergency Medical Technician (Health Care Specialist)

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Paramedic