Experience Requirements Overview

  • Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed
  • Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
  • Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
  • Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer non-intravenous medications.
  • Administer intravenous medications.
  • Treat medical emergencies.
  • Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals.
  • Maintain medical or professional knowledge.
  • Interact with patients to build rapport or provide emotional support.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Train medical providers.
  • Teach medical procedures to healthcare personnel.
  • Monitor patient progress or responses to treatments.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Inform medical professionals regarding patient conditions and care.
  • Operate diagnostic or therapeutic medical instruments or equipment.
  • Implement advanced life support techniques.

Tasks

  • Administer drugs, orally or by injection, or perform intravenous procedures.
  • Administer first aid treatment or life support care to sick or injured persons in prehospital settings.
  • Assess nature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures.
  • Attend training classes to maintain certification licensure, keep abreast of new developments in the field, or maintain existing knowledge.
  • Comfort and reassure patients.
  • Coordinate with treatment center personnel to obtain patients' vital statistics and medical history, to determine the circumstances of the emergency, and to administer emergency treatment.
  • Coordinate work with other emergency medical team members or police or fire department personnel.
  • Instruct emergency medical response team about emergency interventions to ensure correct application of procedures.
  • Observe, record, and report to physician the patient's condition or injury, the treatment provided, and reactions to drugs or treatment.
  • Operate equipment, such as electrocardiograms (EKGs), external defibrillators, or bag valve mask resuscitators, in advanced life support environments.
  • Perform emergency cardiac care, such as cardioversion and manual defibrillation.
  • Perform emergency invasive intervention before delivering patient to an acute care facility.
  • Perform emergency pharmacological interventions.

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