Emergency Medical Technicians (Paramedics)

(NOC 3234)


These comments apply to the career group Ambulance Attendants and Other Paramedical Occupations.

Job prospects for this career are rated FAIR because:

Since the demand for ambulance services should increase and working hours are becoming less demanding, the number of ambulance attendants and personnel working in other paramedical occupations is expected to increase sharply over the next few years.

Because the scope of intervention of ambulance attendants is expanding, employer requirements with respect to basic and continuous training are rising.

In addition, an analysis of recent graduates in this occupational category showed that a significant proportion entered occupations outside the health sector. The main reason for this is likely the difficult working conditions (night shifts, overtime, etc.), which discourage some school leavers from entering or remaining in the occupation. Since this situation will likely remain the same in the future, it is expected that a large number of qualified workers will continue to leave or fail to enter this occupation over the coming years.

Job Seekers: 56,447
Job Openings: 62,325

Job prospects for this career are rated Fair

Last Updated: May 14, 2012