Paramedics provide first aid and life support treatment in emergency situations and transport sick and injured people who require skilled treatment.
Entry is via a student paramedic position with an ambulance service trust or completion of an approved full-time university course in paramedical science. Qualification requirements for entry to university courses vary (GCSEs, A levels or equivalent). A full, manual driving licence (with appropriate classifications) is required. Paramedics working in the NHS must be registered with the Health Professions Council.
Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £30,000 per annum and can progress up to £45,000 per annum.
There are currently 3,439 employed Paramedics in the region.