Paramedics

The first people on the scene of an accident or when there is a call, ambulance attendants provide one of the first contacts in the range of care services. Their knowledge allows them to take charge and provide physical and psychological first aid when they arrive on the scene of an accident. They enjoy being in contact with people and working in emergency situations where every decision counts.

Employment outlook

Good
Employment opportunities are good in Nova-Scotia

Testimonials

Prerequisits

High School Diploma (Academic)

Be 19 years old or over

Criminal Record Check

Police Record Check

Summary of Traffic Offences

Vaccinations current

Daily tasks

  • Manage and assess a patient’s health when there is an accident
  • Provide first aid to ensure the patient’s health
  • Work with healthcare centres to ensure the best patient management
  • Assist hospital staff if necessary
  • Transport a patient between two healthcare facilities
  • Ensure safety and inform families

Required skills

  • Be able to react quickly and effectively in an emergency
  • Enjoy working with the public
  • Have an excellent analytical and synthesis spirit
  • Love physical work and handling of instruments
  • Love teamwork and interdisciplinary

Salary

$25,63 / hour *

Annual salary at 40h per week: $53 310

Min hourly rate: $22,87 / h ($47 570)

Max hourly rate: $36,06 / h ($75 005)

* Median rate according to Statistics Canada

Work locations

  • Companies and industries
  • Hospital center
  • Private clinic

Training institutions

Available scholarships in Nova Scotia

Type of diploma obtained

College diploma

Years of study: 1

Carreers list

Acupuncturist

College diploma
Average salary  60 008 $

Audiologist

Master of Science
Employment outlook  
Average salary  84 365 $

Chief of staff

Bachelor of Health Science
Employment outlook  
Average salary  93 600 $

Continuing Care Assistant

College diploma
Employment outlook  
Average salary  37 232 $

Dental Assistant

Professional certificate
Employment outlook  
Average salary  43 680 $

Dental hygienist

College diploma
Employment outlook  
Average salary  68 640 $

Dentist

Bachelor of Health Science
Employment outlook  
Average salary  115 045 $

Dietitian

Bachelor of Health Science
Employment outlook  
Average salary  69 306 $

General physician

Bachelor of Health Science
Employment outlook  
Average salary  176 426 $

Kinesiologist

Bachelor of Health Science
Employment outlook  
Average salary  52 062 $

Licensed Practical Nurse

College diploma
Employment outlook  
Average salary  51 064 $

Massage Therapist

College diploma
Employment outlook  
Average salary  56 659 $

Medical Office Administrator

College diploma
Employment outlook  
Average salary  42 765 $

Medical Records Technician

College diploma
Average salary  55 744 $

Medical Ultrasound Technologist

Bachelor of Health Science
Employment outlook  
Average salary  75 171 $

Nurse

Bachelor of Health Science
Employment outlook  
Average salary  78 520 $

Optometrist

Master of Science
Employment outlook  
Average salary  52 333 $

Paramedics

College diploma
Employment outlook  
Average salary  53 310 $

Pharmacy Technician

College diploma
Employment outlook  
Average salary  93 725 $

Physiotherapist

Master of Science
Employment outlook  
Average salary  74 880 $

Psychologist

Bachelor of Health Science
Employment outlook  
Average salary  85 280 $

Radiation Technologist

Bachelor of Health Science
Employment outlook  
Average salary  67 683 $

Respiratory Care Therapist

Bachelor of Health Science
Employment outlook  
Average salary  64 480 $

Social worker

Bachelor of Health Science
Employment outlook  
Average salary  64 002 $

Speech-Language Pathologist

Master of Science
Employment outlook  
Average salary  84 365 $