Paramedics impact the lives of others when it is often needed the most. Working with law enforcement and firefighters, paramedics are first responders at the scene of an accident and are relied upon for quick assessment of injuries, solid judgment and competent care at the site of an incident and during transport to emergency care facilities.
Nationwide, employment for paramedics is expected to grow faster than most occupations through 2016. Paramedics are often employed by local government in fire departments, public ambulance services and emergency medical services. Private ambulance services, hospitals and other medical facilities are also in need of well-trained professionals.