Emergency Medical Technicians:

Assess injuries and illnesses and administer basic emergency medical care. May transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $35,350.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 4,983
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 9.14 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Critical Thinking
Attention to Detail
Customer Service
Information Gathering
Oral Communication
Work Ethic
Following Directions
Written Communication
Computer Fundamentals
Learning Orientation
Interpersonal Skills

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Administer non-intravenous medications
Give medications or immunizations
Administer blood or other fluids intravenously
Administer intravenous medications
Employ preventative procedures with medical therapy patients or clients
Identify patient's current and past drug history
Attend to patient's personal care
Administer first aid
Administer medical injections
Treat medical condition of patient
Operate therapeutic medical instruments or equipment
Administer anesthetics or sedatives
Provide in home patient care
Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries
Position patients for treatment or examination
Administer enemas, irrigations, or douches to patients
Conduct medical tests
Conduct noninvasive medical diagnostic assessments
Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources
Assist patients in performing breathing exercises
Assist practitioners in examining, evaluating, or treating patients
Test patient heart functioning
Test patient lung functioning
Perform emergency medical procedures
Test biological specimens to gather information about patient conditions
Perform medical surgery
Apply traction to patients
Conduct invasive medical diagnostic assessments
Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments
Provide care for mentally ill or special needs individuals
Perform minor surgery
Treat chronic diseases or disorders
Assist individuals with dressing, undressing, grooming, bathing, or other daily activities
Assist practitioners to perform medical procedures
Assist healthcare practitioners during surgery
Follow protocols or regulations for healthcare activities
Administer rehabilitation interventions
Feed food to individuals
Develop treatment plans
Assist individuals with physical disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Develop medical treatment plans
Conduct medical x-rays
Assist individuals with mental or social disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Implement life support procedures
Deliver babies
Massage patient or client
Assist patients with hygiene or daily living activities
Administer medical substances for imaging or other procedures
Apply bandages, dressings, or splints
Administer therapy treatments to patients using hands or physical treatment aids
Adjust positions of patients on beds or tables
Provide care to women during pregnancy and childbirth
Test patient nervous system functioning
Hold patients to ensure proper positioning or safety
Incorporate nutritional practices and techniques into menus, diets, or individual meals
Conduct diagnostic tests to determine patient health
Test patient vision
Employ respiratory equipment
Treat psychological disorders and issues
Modify treatment plans to accommodate client needs
Develop treatment plans that use non-medical therapies
Conduct behavior modification

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