Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care provided by these workers. EMTs and paramedics respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities.
- Education Requirements: associate’s degree
- Soft skills: compassion, interpersonal skills and listening skills
- Average annual salary: $32,600
- 3 in state schools: Chemeketa Community College (Salem, OR), Clackamas Community College (Oregon City, OR), Portland Community College (Portland, OR)
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