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. 


New paramedics usually earn

$45K-$58K per year

Experienced paramedics usually earn

$58K-$75K per year

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

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a paramedic are average due to high competition, even though vacancies are increasing.
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 20 October 2016