Becoming an Industrial Medic

Providing emergency and non-emergency healthcare support at on or offshore mines, wind farms, energy, construction sites, remote areas of large factories and more, Industrial Medics are essential to the safety of all on-site.

What is an Industrial Medic?

If you have an interest in a career ensuring the safety and well-being of the people you work with, you may find the position of an Industrial Medic highly rewarding.

Industrial Medics provide primary emergency and non-emergency healthcare for all on-site. Due to the remote nature of the job, the position may require you to hold an extended position description than that of a Paramedic. These clinical duties can range from patient assessments and history taking to blood collection and patient transport, as well as treating and preventing injuries and illnesses.

Otherwise titled Emergency Service Officers (ESO), Medical Emergency Services Officers (MESO), Site Medics, Underground Medics, Mine Rescue Medics or Emergency Response Coordinators, this career can take you to some incredible locations and allow you to build a number of professional connections whilst you’re at it too.

What industries does an Industrial Medic work in?

Industrial Medics or Industrial Paramedics can find work in a range of industries, including, but not limited to:

  • Power and energy
  • Mining and metalliferous (above and underground)
  • Offshore oil and gas
  • Construction
  • Production facilities, warehouses and factories
  • Maritime
  • Military
  • Aviation

Average Industrial Medic salary

Medics working within the industrial sector can expect an average salary of $115,000.*
*Talent.com (2024)

This amount could increase further depending on the industry you work in, your level of experience, overtime worked in the year and additional allowances.

Become a qualified Industrial Medic

How to become an Industrial Medic

Not only can Australian Paramedical College (APC) give you the qualifications needed to begin a career in the emergency healthcare industry, we also offer access to a team of Trainers and Assessors actively involved in the resources and industrial sectors to provide 1-1 guidance on starting a career as an Industrial Medic.

A HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care can provide you with the much-needed healthcare qualification to become an Industrial Medic. This course can also allow you to advance your studies and put you on the pathway to becoming a Paramedic too!

Depending on your career goals, you can choose to explore working with your jurisdiction’s ambulance service or even remaining within the industrial sector and becoming a Paramedic Emergency Services Officer (PESO), once qualified from university as a Paramedic.

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Receptionist to Mines Medic

Michelle was working as a Medical Receptionist before deciding to study at APC, knowing it wasn’t enough to feel fulfilled in her career. She initially looked at university but became daunted, so googled the HLT51020 – Diploma of Emergency Health Care, saw APC and enrolled. As a graduate, Michelle became employed by in the mining sector where she is responsible for medical, incident response, emergency response and safety.

When reflecting on her position, Michelle shared, “It’s hard sometimes but it’s so rewarding at the end of the day, at the end of the swing, when it’s time drive out, I just go “I accomplished so much”, you know? That’s kind of cool!


Leading teams through training, workplace health and safety, audits and more are expected on the job, so leadership skills are a must



An Industrial Medic can be expected to fulfil a range of tasks so being proactive in your work is important to keep the site running and employees safe


Decision making

Industrial Medics must think on their feet when dealing with medical emergencies, highlighting the essential nature of prompt and effective decision-making.