Paramedics provide first aid and life support treatment in emergency situations and transport sick and injured people who require skilled treatment.


  • Briefs other medical staff when handing over the patient, and completes patient report forms describing the patient.
  • Transports and accompanies patients who either require or potentially require skilled treatment whilst travelling.
  • Resuscitates and/or stabilises patient using relevant techniques, equipment and drugs.
  • Assesses the nature of injuries, provides first aid treatment and ascertains appropriate method of conveying patient.
  • Drives ambulance or accompanies driver to respond to calls for assistance at accidents, emergencies and other incidents.

Typical Education Level

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 8% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for paramedic is £44,312

687 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 687. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for paramedic roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £44,312 per year. That is about £3,693 per month or £22.72 per hour. New workers generally start on £15,613, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £50,085

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 687 people are employed in the region.

Apply or find out more

Marketing Permissions

Once we have responded to your initial enquiry we would love to keep you informed of other, similar courses you may be interested in via email.

Is this ok?