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Occupational Report for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (29-2041) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

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

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Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
Employment Outlook for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was somewhat larger than the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be somewhat higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at about the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist for trained workers.

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Current Employment Department Job Openings for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics There are 18 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 18 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Emergency Technician 10/19/14 Oregon City
ER Tech III 10/17/14 Newport
ER Tech III 10/15/14 Lincoln City
Paramedic 10/14/14 Roseburg DOE
Paramedic 10/8/14 Junction City DOE
LPN / Paramedic / RN 10/7/14 Gresham
Emergency Medical Technician Basic 2 9/30/14 Burns $11.94/hr to $16.05/hr
EMT Basic 9/26/14 Eugene
Paramedic (Basic) 9/26/14 Salem
EMT Basic 9/26/14 Eugene Neg.
Paramedic (Basic) 9/25/14 Salem Neg.
Grants Pass: Part Time Paramedic 9/9/14 Grants Pass
AEMT, Paramedic, LPN, RN 8/15/14 Portland
Emergency Technician 8/1/14 Bend
Emergency Services Technician 1 5/20/14 Grants Pass
ER Tech III 5/20/14 Newport
ER Tech III 5/20/14 Lincoln City
Emergency Services Technician 1 5/20/14 Medford
Job Openings from the Web for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 17 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 17 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Firefighter/EMT 10/17/14 McMinnville
Grants Pass: Part Time Paramedic 10/16/14 Grants Pass American Medical Response
ER Tech III 10/15/14 Newport Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital
ER Tech III 10/13/14 Lincoln City Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital
Emergency Department Support Tech-60041 10/10/14 Hillsboro Tuality Healthcare
Emergency Technician (on-call) 9/26/14 Medford Providence Health & Services
EMT Basic 9/24/14 Eugene Rural Metro
Special Services: Part Time EMT Basic 9/21/14 Milwaukie American Medical Response
ER Tech III 9/11/14 Newport Samaritan Pacific Community Hospital
ER Tech III 9/10/14 Newport Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital
Grants Pass: Part Time Paramedic 9/5/14 Grants Pass Envision Healthcare Corporation
Grants Pass: Part Time Paramedic 9/5/14 Grants Pass American Medical Response
Emergency Department Tech II - RiverBend Job 8/29/14 Springfield Peace Health
AEMT Paramedic LPN RN 8/22/14 Portland Grifols - Talecris Plasma Resources
AEMT Paramedic LPN RN 8/14/14 Portland Grifols
Emergency Department Tech II - RiverBend Job 8/13/14 Springfield Peace Health
Emergency Technician 7/30/14 Bend SCHS
Wages for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $11.45 $13.80 $17.34 $21.80 $26.66 $18.12 $37,696
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 9.94 12.39 15.27 17.67 21.66 15.50 32,238
Multnomah / Washington 12.63 15.53 20.76 24.18 28.24 20.35 42,316
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 10.29 11.67 15.07 18.05 21.11 15.17 31,550
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 9.63 11.87 14.22 17.18 19.80 14.59 30,354
Douglas 11.00 12.28 13.66 15.88 20.68 14.96 31,132
Morrow / Umatilla 13.81 16.53 19.15 23.70 30.44 20.61 42,875
Grant / Harney / Malheur 10.58 11.97 14.91 18.17 21.76 15.75 32,761
Clackamas 13.72 15.81 18.08 24.07 28.51 19.77 41,128
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Regional Employment Projections for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 1,841 2,156 315 17.1% 32 50 82
Multnomah / Washington 543 610 67 12.3% 7 15 22
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 259 301 42 16.2% 4 7 11
Clackamas 216 256 40 18.5% 4 6 10
Jackson / Josephine 138 171 33 23.9% 3 4 7
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 126 145 19 15.1% 2 3 5
Lane 96 111 15 15.6% 2 3 5
Douglas 93 107 14 15.1% 1 2 3
Morrow / Umatilla 83 73 -10 -12.0% 0 2 2
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 83 100 17 20.5% 2 2 4
Coos / Curry 78 97 19 24.4% 2 2 4
Grant / Harney / Malheur 47 53 6 12.8% 1 1 2
Klamath / Lake 30 36 6 20.0% 1 1 2
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 30 34 4 13.3% 0 1 1
Baker / Union / Wallowa 17 18 1 5.9% 0 0 0
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 3 3 0 0.0% 0 0 0

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
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Industries of Employment for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 1,841
Total All Industries Private 1,493
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 20
Waste Management and Remediation Service Private 20
Waste Treatment and Disposal Private 20
Health Care and Social Assistance Private 1,466
Ambulatory Health Care Services Private 1,132
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services Private 1,117
Hospitals Private 330
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Private 330
Total All Industries Local 348
Educational Services Local 25
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools Local 18
Health Care and Social Assistance Local 54
Ambulatory Health Care Services Local 15
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services Local 15
Hospitals Local 39
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Local 39
Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals Local 262
Educational Requirements for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics The typical entry level education for this occupation is a postsecondary non-degree award.
Skills for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
  • Administer Injections
  • Administer Medications
  • Analyze Medical Data
  • Analyze Patient Activity
  • Apply Appropriate Physical Restraint
  • Apply Emergency Medical Procedures
  • Apply Health And Sanitation Standards
  • Apply Human Anatomy And Physiology Knowledge
  • Apply Knowledge Of Hazardous Disposal Techniques
  • Apply Life Support Procedures
  • Apply Local And Regional Geographical Knowledge To Transportation
  • Apply Patient Care Procedures
  • Apply Quality Assurance Techniques
  • Assist In Examining And Treating Medical Patients
  • Maintain Medical Diagnostic Equipment
  • Move And Transport Ill And Injured Persons
  • Observe Patients, Report Patients' Condition And Responses To Treatment
  • Obtain Information From Clients, Customers, Patients Or Others
  • Operate Emergency Fire And Rescue Equipment And Vehicles
  • Operate Emergency Vehicles
  • Operate Two-Way Radio
  • Perform Noninvasive Medical Diagnostic Techniques
  • Process Records And Maintain Forms And Files
  • Provide Medical Treatments To Patients
  • Recognize Physical And Emotional Abuse
  • Set Up Patient Care Equipment
  • Take Vital Signs
  • Understand The Properties Of Drugs
  • Understand, Use, And Communicate Technical Information
  • Use And Maintain Emergency Medical Equipment
  • Use Basic Mathematics
  • Use Clinical Sterilizing Techniques
  • Use Computers To Enter, Access And Retrieve Data
  • Use Medical Terminology
  • Use Rescue Procedures
  • Use Vital Care Procedures
  • Work As A Team Member
Schools and Training Providers for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

Oregon Institute of Technology
3201 Campus Drive
Klamath Falls, OR 97601-8801
Phone: (541) 885-1000
Programs of Training:
Linn-Benton Community College
6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, OR 97321
Phone: (541) 917-4999
Programs of Training:
Chemeketa Community College
4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR 97305
Phone: (503) 399-5000
Programs of Training:
Rogue Community College
3345 Redwood Hwy
Grants Pass, OR 97527-9291
Phone: (541) 956-7501
Programs of Training:
Southwestern Oregon Community College
1988 Newmark Ave
Coos Bay, OR 97420-2193
Phone: (541) 888-2525
Programs of Training:
Lane Community College
4000 E 30th Ave
Eugene, OR 97405-640
Phone: (541) 463-3000
Programs of Training:
Mt Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR 97030
Phone: (503) 491-6422
Programs of Training:
Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97701
Phone: (541) 383-7500
Programs of Training:
Blue Mountain Community College
2411 NW Carden Ave
Pendleton, OR 97801
Phone: (541) 276-1260
Programs of Training:
Treasure Valley Community College
650 College Blvd
Ontario, OR 97914
Phone: (541) 881-8822
Programs of Training:
Clackamas Community College
19600 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045-8980
Phone: (503) 657-6958 x2313
Programs of Training:
Klamath Community College
7390 South Sixth Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97603-7121
Phone: (541) 882-3521
Programs of Training:
Umpqua Community College
1140 College Rd.
Roseburg, OR 97470-226
Phone: (541) 440-4600
Programs of Training:
Portland Community College
12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219-7132
Phone: (503) 244-6111
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Central Oregon Community College
Clackamas Community College
Columbia Gorge Community College
Lane Community College
Mt Hood Community College
Rogue Community College
Southwestern Oregon Community College
Tillamook Bay Community College
Umpqua Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians 39%
Respiratory Therapy Technicians 38%
Licensed Practical And Licensed Vocational Nurses 36%
Nurse Practitioners 32%
Cardiovascular Technologists And Technicians 31%
Hearing Aid Specialists 30%