When tragedy strikes, it's the nation's paramedics and emergency medical technicians who are typically first on the scene to deliver care and try to save lives. And 2017 certainly put the emergency medical services workforce to the test, with multiple natural disasters and another string of mass shootings, all on top of the everyday medical emergencies and carnage from traffic accidents and urban violence. Download the PDF.
Data Points: Plenty of jobs for paramedics and emergency medical technicians, but low pay
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