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?
- What are the job prospects for this occupation?
- What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
This role would suite the below personality styles:
Take our Career Quiz to match your "Personality Style" with a career.
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
- 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)
Other Careers In This Industry
Career data sourced from: http://joboutlook.gov.au/