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


New workers
£ 24,443
£ 39,352
£ 57,985

Available jobs

In the past year there were 23,254 vacancies for this type of job

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.

  • 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.

  • Emergency Medicine

  • Primary Care

  • Emergency Departments

  • Auditing

  • Triage

  • Nursing

  • Clinical Practices

  • Ambulances

  • Patient Treatment

  • Clinical Governance

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.

  • Communications

  • Management

  • Teaching

  • Research

  • Decision Making

  • English Language

  • Leadership

  • Planning

  • Mentorship

  • Teamwork

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.