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Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $17.28
Statewide median: $18.88

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics *

Area Low Median High
U S
$12.35 $15.5 $20.43
Minnesota
$13.58 $17.28 $22.44
Central Minnesota
$15.4 $17.54 $20.89
Northeast Minnesota
$10.19 $14.34 $18.2
Northwest Minnesota
$12.77 $14.3 $18.42
Southeast Minnesota
$13.6 $16.7 $21.12
Southwest Minnesota
$9.52 $14.03 $17.81
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$18.22 $22.43 $29.88

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 4380 workers employed in this medium-sized career.

Where do Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in very high demand.

 

Future Demand   This career is projected to grow much faster than average.

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 1500 new Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics to meet market demand between 2014-2024. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
  Employment Employment Change
2014 2024 Number Percent
U S 241200 299600 58500 24.2%
Minnesota 4439 5211 772 17.3%
  2012 2022 Number Percent
Southwest Minnesota 456 492 36 7.9%
Southeast Minnesota 582 711 129 22.2%
Central Minnesota 554 687 133 24%
Northwest Minnesota 755 840 85 11.3%
Northeast Minnesota 232 241 9 3.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1758 1999 241 13.7%


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