Paramedics and related

Paramedics and related

NOC
3234

- Paramedical occupations

Provide pre-hospital emergency medical care to patients with injuries or illnesses and transport them to medical facilities for further care.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Good
Good

3 Year Job Openings

90
 

Median Hourly Wage

$25.72
$23.89
Low
$29.90
High

Median Salary

$58,363
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

1,011
 

% Working Full Time

97%
 

% Working Full Year

79%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

This unit group includes workers who administer pre-hospital emergency medical care to patients with injuries or medical illnesses and transport them to hospitals or other medical facilities for further medical care. They are employed by private ambulance services, hospitals, fire departments, government departments and agencies, manufacturing firms, mining companies and other private sector establishments. Paramedics who are supervisors are included in this unit group.

Main Duties

Workers in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Assess extent of injuries or medical illnesses of trauma victims, patients with respiratory disease and stress, overdose and poisoning victims, industrial accident victims and other ill or injured individuals to determine emergency medical treatment
  • Administer pre-hospital emergency care to patients such as oxygen therapy, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), spinal immobilization, bandaging and splinting
  • Establish and maintain intravenous treatment (IV), apply adjunctive equipment for ventilation and circulation complications, administer medications and provide other advanced emergency treatment to patients
  • Transport patients by air, land or water to hospital or other medical facility for further medical care
  • Collaborate with ambulance dispatch centres, hospital staff, police, firefighters and family members to ensure relevant information is collected and proper treatment is administered
  • Document and record nature of injuries and illnesses and treatment provided
  • Assist hospital personnel with provision of medical treatment, if necessary
  • Maintain emergency care equipment and supplies
  • May train and supervise other workers in this unit group
  • May assist with triage of emergency patients.

Also Known As

  • advanced care paramedic
  • ambulance attendant
  • ambulance services supervisor
  • critical care paramedic
  • emergency medical technician (EMT)
  • emergency medical technologist - paramedic (EMT-P)
  • paramedic
  • paramedic emergency medical technician
  • primary care paramedic
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of a one- to three-year college, hospital-based or other recognized paramedical or emergency medical technology program is required.
  • Licensing by a regulatory body is required in all provinces.
  • Those operating emergency vehicles require an appropriate class of licence.

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: Yes
  • Red Seal: No
  • Certified Interprovincial Mobility: Yes
Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

41.5%
Female
58.5%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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6.8%
15-24
36.7%
25-34
30.0%
35-44
18.4%
45-54
7.2%
55-64
1.0%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
2.9%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
11.1%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
75.5%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
10.6%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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91.2%
Health care and social assistance
6.9%
Public administration
1.0%
Utilities
1.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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19.80%
Northeast
27.50%
Southeast
19.30%
Southwest
21.70%
Central
11.60%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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$59,075
Northeast
$61,722
Southeast
$58,721
Southwest
$56,401
Central
$61,457
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Northeast

$25.98
$24.50
Low
$29.90
High

Southeast

$25.00
$24.50
Low
$26.50
High

Southwest

$25.72
$22.22
Low
$26.67
High

Central

$25.72
$23.89
Low
$29.90
High

Northwest

$25.72
$23.89
Low
$29.90
High
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$58,363

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$59,780

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$58,363

Newfoundland

$46,988

Prince Edward Island

$57,417

Nova Scotia

$67,120

Canada

$69,752
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

90
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

29
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

61
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

258
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

39
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

218