Paramedics provide first aid and life support treatment in emergency situations and transport sick and injured people who require skilled treatment.


New workers

New workers start around £26,562. Normal pay is £46,469 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £68,569.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 28,918 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Briefs other medical staff when handing over the patient, and completes patient report forms describing the patient’s condition and any treatment provided.

  • Transports and accompanies patients who either require or potentially require skilled treatment whilst travelling.

  • Resuscitates and/or stabilises patient using relevant techniques, equipment and drugs.

  • Assesses the nature of injuries, provides first aid treatment and ascertains appropriate method of conveying patient.

  • Drives ambulance or accompanies driver to respond to calls for assistance at accidents, emergencies and other incidents.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Primary Care

  • Triage

  • Emergency Medicine

  • Patient Treatment

  • Clinical Practices

  • Clinical Assessments

  • Ambulances

  • Auditing

  • Surgery

  • Chronic Diseases

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Decision Making

  • Planning

  • Mentorship

  • Investigation

  • Research

  • Leadership

  • Teamwork

  • First Aid

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.