Paramedic

Āpiha Whakaora

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Paramedics attend to ill and injured people at accident sites or in medical emergencies, and transport them to hospitals or other medical facilities. They also transport patients between hospitals and from homes to hospitals. 

Pay

Paramedics usually earn

$58K-$72K per year

Source: New Zealand Ambulance Association, February 2016; St John, March 2016

Job opportunities

Opportunities for paramedics are average as although vacancies are increasing, competition is high.
Raewyn Mack sitting beside a patient lying on a bed in an ambulance

Paramedics provide medical treatment at accident scenes and in ambulances

Last updated 8 August 2016