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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 2010 was somewhat larger than the statewide average for all occupations. This occupation is expected to grow at a much faster rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2020. The total number of job openings is projected to be somewhat higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2020.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist for trained workers.

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Current Employment Department Job Openings for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics There are 9 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 9 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Emergency Technician 4/23/14 Oregon City
Shift Commander-Management 4/8/14 Eugene Neg.
EMT Basic 4/4/14 Eugene Neg.
EMT Basic (Part Time) 3/25/14 Salem Neg.
ER Tech III, Req #20543 3/19/14 Newport $15.56/hr to $22.18/hr
EMT's and Paramedics 3/19/14 Bend DOE
ER Tech III, Req #22548 3/6/14 Lincoln City $15.87/hr to $23.31/hr
Emergency Medical Technician 2/13/14 Newport $9.19/hr to $11.30/hr
Oregon Paramedic (Hopa) 9/19/13 Hillsboro $17.71/hr
Job Openings from the Web for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics There are no openings for this occupation.
Wages for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
Region ---------------- 2013 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Oregon Statewide $11.68 $14.93 $17.91 $22.35 $27.60 $18.79 $39,078
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 9.74 12.27 15.03 17.50 21.93 15.32 31,879
Multnomah / Washington 16.33 18.21 21.31 25.43 29.46 22.09 45,942
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 9.43 11.53 13.91 16.77 19.29 14.28 29,708
Lane 15.15 16.30 18.25 21.78 28.76 19.72 41,023
Douglas 11.18 13.07 15.63 17.69 18.93 15.33 31,899
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 11.56 13.90 16.88 19.98 22.15 16.72 34,779
Morrow / Umatilla 13.18 16.01 18.22 23.35 31.19 20.12 41,844
Grant / Harney / Malheur 10.48 12.10 14.57 17.95 21.64 15.61 32,474
Clackamas 13.51 15.58 17.82 24.24 28.30 19.61 40,785
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Regional Employment Projections for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2010 2020 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 1,952 2,521 569 29.1% 57 45 102
Multnomah / Washington 763 1,052 289 37.9% 29 18 47
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 268 342 74 27.6% 7 6 14
Jackson / Josephine 147 179 32 21.8% 3 3 7
Clackamas 144 201 57 39.6% 6 4 10
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 139 162 23 16.5% 2 3 5
Lane 100 121 21 21.0% 2 2 4
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 90 129 39 43.3% 4 2 6
Morrow / Umatilla 76 65 -11 -14.5% 0 1 1
Douglas 72 79 7 9.7% 1 2 2
Coos / Curry 68 81 13 19.1% 1 2 3
Grant / Harney / Malheur 36 43 7 19.4% 1 1 2
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 36 43 7 19.4% 1 1 2
Baker / Union / Wallowa 30 34 4 13.3% 0 1 1
Klamath / Lake 16 18 2 12.5% 0 0 0
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 13 15 2 15.4% 0 0 1

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 2010
Employment
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 21
Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 21
Waste Treatment and Disposal Private 21
Health Care and Social Assistance Private 1,298
Ambulatory Health Care Services Private 981
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services Private 971
Hospitals Private 303
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Private 303
Educational Services Local 17
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools Local 17
Health Care and Social Assistance Local 65
Hospitals Local 50
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Local 50
Public Administration Local 532
Executive, Legislative, and Other General Government Support Local 108
Justice, Public Order, and Safety Activities Local 424
Educational Requirements for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics Workers typically need a postsecondary non-degree award to enter this occupation.
Skills for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
  • Administer Injections
  • Administer Medications
  • Analyze Medical Data
  • Analyze Patient Activity
  • Apply Anatomy Theory
  • 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
  • Operate Two-Way Radio In Law Enforcement, Fire Or Emergency Setting
  • 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.

Lane Community College
4000 E 30th Ave
Eugene, OR 97405-0640
Phone: (541) 463-3000
Programs of Training:
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:
Umpqua Community College
1140 College Rd.
Roseburg, OR 97470-0226
Phone: (541) 440-4600
Programs of Training:
Columbia Gorge Community College
400 E Scenic Dr
The Dalles, OR 97058
Phone: (541) 506-6000
Programs of Training:
Mt Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR 97030
Phone: (503) 491-6422
Programs of Training:
Treasure Valley Community College
650 College Blvd
Ontario, OR 97914
Phone: (541) 881-8822
Programs of Training:
Blue Mountain Community College
2411 NW Carden Ave
Pendleton, OR 97801
Phone: (541) 276-1260
Programs of Training:
Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97701
Phone: (541) 383-7500
Programs of Training:
Portland Community College
12000 SW 49th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219-7132
Phone: (503) 244-6111
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:
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
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
Respiratory Therapy Technicians 39%
Licensed Practical And Licensed Vocational Nurses 35%
Cardiovascular Technologists And Technicians 32%