Paramedic Job Projections for 2019
Every time we turn on the news we hear about a natural disaster. Hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, and flooding affect millions of lives every day.
EMTs and Paramedics are the first to respond to these occurrences. It’s clear that we need Paramedics more than ever. Check out these Paramedic job projections for 2019.
High demand field
If you are looking for a high-demand industry, then you are looking in the right place. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects EMTs and Paramedics to see a growth rate of 15%, which is faster than the average rate for all occupations.
That means that there will be more job openings for Paramedics in the foreseeable future. Hospitals and medical facilities need Paramedics to meet the demands of incoming patients. As the severity of natural disasters increases, so does the demand for skilled workers to respond to the emergencies. Be prepared for job openings for first responders in disaster-prone areas.
When would Paramedics need to use a drone? You’d be surprised. Drones could help rescuers locate patients after an earthquake or a flood. This means that Paramedics can rescue more people because they can find them faster.
Diagnostic tools that Paramedics use are becoming “smarter,” enhanced with artificial intelligence and machine learning. It improves diagnosis during an emergency situation when every second counts. Your smartphone could even come equipped with special apps designed for EMS professionals.
The future of Paramedics
The field will continue to evolve. Adapting to the environment, needs of today’s patients, and the demands of the job are important for improving the outcomes of patients. The 2019 job projections of Paramedics recognizes that things are advancing, and we have to be able to keep up.
Paramedics will need to adapt to new technology. Automation of some of the responsibilities of Paramedics will free up time for Paramedics to provide more personalized care to patients. It can shorten the time it takes to perform a life-saving action. Overall, this is good for patients and for the industry.
Are you interested in joining this exciting and in-demand career field? HCI offers Paramedic training that can suit your schedule. Day or evening classes allow you to choose a schedule that works for you.