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Ambulance Officers and Paramedics


Ambulance Officers and Paramedics provide emergency health care and transport for injured, sick, infirm and aged persons to medical facilities.
Ambulance Officers and Paramedics
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Below average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Relatively steady

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This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • attending accidents, emergencies and requests for medical assistance
  • assessing health of patients, determining need for assistance, and assessing specialised needs and factors affecting patients' conditions
  • performing therapies and administering drugs according to protocol
  • resuscitating and defibrillating patients and operating life-support equipment
  • transporting accident victims to medical facilities
  • transporting sick and disabled persons to and from medical facilities for specialised treatment and rehabilitation
  • instructing community groups and essential service workers in first aid
  • attending public gatherings and sporting events where accidents and other health emergencies may occur
  • ensuring that ambulances are adequately maintained and stocked with medical supplies, and that equipment is in good working order
  • preparing written reports on the state of patients' injuries and treatment provided

Job Titles

  • Ambulance Officer
  • Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate IV in Health Care (Ambulance)
  • Diploma of Paramedical Science (Ambulance) or Diploma of Paramedical Science (Anaesthesia)
  • Advanced Diploma of Paramedical Science (Ambulance)

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