Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics


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


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Hospitals
  2. Local And Suburban Transportation

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 5,290 12.75 7.84 15.20 26,520 16,300 31,620
Joplin MSA 80 11.38 7.85 13.14 23,660 16,320 27,330
St Louis MSA 2,190 14.30 7.28 17.81 29,740 15,140 37,040
Kansas City* 910 13.75 10.35 15.45 28,597 21,530 32,131
Central Region* 720 11.07 7.94 12.64 23,032 16,520 26,289
Northeast Region* 160 10.12 7.93 11.21 21,043 16,500 23,315
Northwest Region* 360 9.79 6.84 11.26 20,362 14,235 23,426
Ozark Region* 340 10.10 8.90 10.71 21,017 18,512 22,269
South Central Region* 250 9.79 7.86 10.75 20,357 16,339 22,365
Southeast Region* 250 10.54 8.09 11.77 21,932 16,829 24,483
Southwest Region* 150 11.54 7.75 13.44 24,011 16,116 27,958
St. Louis County* 1,080 18.10 10.20 22.05 37,653 21,218 45,870
West Central Region* 430 11.87 8.13 13.74 24,692 16,913 28,582

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 5,730 7,410 1,680 29.32 314 Outstanding
Kansas City MSA 820 1,010 190 23.17 40 Good
St Louis MSA 2,920 3,460 540 18.49 128 Outstanding
Central Region* 620 820 200 32.26 36 Great
Ozark Region* 610 830 220 36.07 37 Outstanding
South Central Region* 280 370 90 32.14 16 Outstanding
Southwest Region* 180 240 60 33.33 11 Outstanding
West Central Region* 270 360 90 33.33 16 Outstanding

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This profession generally requires Vocational training in one of the following
Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance) (NEW)
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)