Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (29-2041)

Occupation description:  Assess injuries, administer emergency medical care, and extricate trapped individuals. Transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 358404 12.87 1628
United States 248,000285,400 15.14,600 11,00019,340

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with low employment opportunities. Read more.

2018 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 18.1510.9413.12 16.5021.4628.19
Alaska 22.9713.3215.46 22.2628.4231.73
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 19.5412.6713.80 16.5623.7029.73
Fairbanks North Star Borough 20.7914.0616.37 21.0225.0328.17
Balance of State 27.5418.2622.70 27.4030.6635.68

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
38258 15.228.5 18.2
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation140
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation29
UI claimants previously working in occupation25
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 426
Number of job position postings 60
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 7.1

Alaska Licensing Information

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Postsecondary non-degree award Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Bloodborne Pathogens

Alaska Teamster-Employer Service Training Trust   (Anchorage)
First Aid/CPR and AED

Alaska Technical Center   (Kotzebue)
CPR/First Aid
Emergency Trauma Technician, First Responder

Alaska West Training Center   (Fairbanks)
AFTER - Alaska Fuel Transporter Emergency Response
Confined Space Entry & Rescue - ER15
Contingency Planning - ER08
Emergency Response to Terrorism (Basic Concepts) - ER11
Emergency Trauma Technician (ETT) - MED05
First Aid/CPR/AED - S11
Hazardous Materials Technician Annual Refresher - ER03
Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response Annual Refresher - HW04
Hazardous Waste Operations & Hazardous Materials Technician - ER02
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response - HW02
Highway Emergency Operations - ER07
Highway Specialist - ER04
On-Scene Incident Commander - ER09
Rope Rescue Technician - ER17
Wilderness First Aid - MED04
Wilderness First Responder Course (WFR) - MED07

AVTEC   (Seward)
Basic First Aid and CPR Certificate
Medical Care Person In Charge

Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Bloodborne Pathogens
CPR with AED and First Aid Certificate
Emergency Medical Technician: EMT1 (BASIC)
Emergency Medical Technician: EMTII (INTERMEDIATE)
Emergency Medical Technician: EMTIII (ADVANCED)
Emergency Trauma Technician (ETT) Certificate
Emergency Trauma Technician (ETT) Refresher Certificate

Center for Employment Education   (Anchorage)
First Aid/CPR and AED Certificate

Environmental Management Inc   (Anchorage)
American Heart Association CPR/First Aid

Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Emergency Medical Services Certificate
Emergency Services AAS

LTR Training Systems, Inc.   (Anchorage)
Delayed Care, First Aid
Wilderness/Delayed Transport Field Medicine

Multimed   (Anchorage)
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Wilderness First Aid
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) ACLS Program
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Basic First Aid and ASHI CPR & AED
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Basic First Aid for the Community and Workplace
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Blood Borne Pathogens
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) CPR and AED for the Community & Workplace
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) CPR for the Professional Rescuer
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Emergency Medical Response
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Emergency Oxygen Administration
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) First Responder
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) PALS Program
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) PALS Program Refresher Course
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Wilderness EMT Upgrade
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Wilderness First Aid
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Wilderness First Aid
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Wilderness First Responder
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-I Bridge) for Provider CPR Recertification Course
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-I Bridge) for Providers CPR
Emergency Medical Technician-2
Emergency Medical Technician-2 Recertification Course
Emergency Medical Technician-3
Emergency Medical Technician-3 Recertification Course
Emergency Trauma Technician (ETT) for Provider CPR
Emergency Trauma Technician (ETT) for Provider CPR Recertification Course
S.T.A.R.T Triage

Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Bloodborne Pathogens / 045
First Aid/CPR/AED / 048
Gas Detector Use/049
General Hazard Awareness - 4 hour/032
Hazard Communication Awareness - 2 Hour (HAZCOM)/030
Infant First Aid / 057

Partners for Progress in Delta, Inc   (Delta Junction)
First Aid/CPR/AED

Satori Group Inc   (Anchorage)
CPR/First Aid Certificate

Southern Region EMS Council   (Anchorage)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Providers
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers
BLS Instructor
EMT - 2/3 Refresher
ETT Instructor Class
HeartSaver, First Aid, CPR AED Skills
PALS Instructor
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider (PALS) Certificate
Prehospital Trauma Life Support Hybrid Class (PHTLS)

Southwest Alaska Vocational and Education Center   (Igiugig)
C.E.R.T. TRAINING Certificate
CPR/1st Aid Certificate
Emergency Trauma Technician Certificate
SNS Emergency Management Certificate
Wilderness First Responders

Team One Alaska   (Anchorage)
CPR - BLS for the Provider
Emergency Medical Technology - 1 (Refresher)
Emergency Trauma Technology (ETT)
ETT/EMT Bridge
Heartsaver CPR/AED
Heartsaver First Aid
Heartsaver First Aid/CPR Combination

TSS - The Safety Specialists   (Ketchikan)
Bloodborne Pathogens
CPR/First Aid with AED

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Fire & Emergency Services Tech AAS

University of Alaska Anchorage, Mat-Su   (Palmer)
Paramedical Technician AAS

University of Alaska Fairbanks   (Fairbanks)
Emergency Management BEM
Homeland Security OEC

University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Paramedicine AAS

VIP Alaska   (Kenai)
First Aid and CPR with AED

Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS   (Lander)
Wilderness First Aid Certificate
Wilderness First Responder Certificate
Wilderness First Responder Recertification Certificate

Alaska Economic Trends articles

Alaska’s First Responders (March 2014)