Métiers et professions en santé et services sociaux




salaire Min. 23,63 $ / h
Max. 35,32 $ / h

Description and Responsibilities

Paramedics are responsible for transporting patients safely to medical facilities. They provide required care according to established protocols and techniques. Paramedics evaluate and stabilize patients in order to prevent their condition from deteriorating before they can receive the appropriate medical care.

Education and Training Requirements

Pre-hospital emergency care program is offered at the following schools:

Required Interests, Skills and Personality Type

  • Must be a good communicator and listener
  • Must be in great physical condition
  • Must enjoy physical work and handling (medical) instruments
  • Must enjoy working in a team with colleagues and other professionals
  • Must have ability to synthesize information
  • Must know how to observe and analyze situations and people
  • Must love contact with the public
  • Must manage stress well

Personality Type (RIASEC)

  • S - Prefers to be in contact with people and to help them
  • I - Prefers studying, understanding and solving problems
  • R - Prefers practical work and handling tools

Work Environment

Paramedic can work in rural or urban areas, anywhere in Quebec.

Three types of companies hire paramedics:

  • Corporation d'urgences-santé;
  • cooperatives;
  • private companies.

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