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Ambulance Services

SIC 4119 | NAICS 621910

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Ambulance Services  (view report)
Air Ambulance Services  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

PenWell Corporation
Journal of Emergency Medical Services
Monthly trade journal features news and information for emergency medical services professionals, with topics covered including patient care, health and safety, vehicle operations, training, and technology, and special features including the "JEMS 200 City Survey" (February issue) and the "JEMS Salary & Workplace Survey" (October issue). Selected articles from current and prior issues of the magazine are available online.

Ambulance Services

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Abaris Group
Ambulance Industry Report
Comprehensive study provides a detailed analysis of the emergency medical services transportation sector, with topics covered in the report including industry overview, financial drivers, Medicare, private insurance, industry challenges, major players, 911 contracts, major contracts won or lost, selected company profiles, and outlook for the industry. Introduction and detailed table of contents from the report are available free online.

PenWell Corporation
JEMS 200 City Survey
Annual survey of emergency medical services in the 200 most populous cities in the U.S. covers a variety of topics including deployment and staffing, transportation unit information, management structure, physician oversight, community involvement, clinical care and transport, cost of transport, and impact of budgetary constraints on operations and working conditions. Current and prior surveys are available free online.

Association of Air Medical Services
Fact Sheet and FAQs / Air Med 101 / air-med-101
Introductory sections provide an overview of the air ambulance industry, with topics covered in these sections including number of rotor wing and fixed wing aircraft transports per year, types of aircraft used for MedEvac transport, mission profiles, patient conditions most often associated with MedEvac transport, medical team configuration, accrediting organizations, and accreditation process. All information is available free online.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Ambulance Services  Search for "621910"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

First Research
Ambulance Services

Financial information section of these profiles includes common-size income statement and balance sheet data and key financial ratios for the most recent annual reporting period, with average financial measures reported for all companies and by sales size range for small (under $5 million), medium ($5 million to $50 million), and large companies (over $50 million). Sample report can be downloaded and viewed online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Journal of Emergency Medical Services
JEMS Salary & Workplace Survey
Annual survey includes compensation data for field, administrative, and management positions (e.g., EMT, field supervisor, dispatcher, billing personnel, operations manager, and executive director) categorized by call volume and geographical region, with statistical measures for compensation data including median, minimum, maximum, and upper/lower quartiles and deciles. Current and prior year surveys can be viewed free online.

Air Medical Journal
Critical Care Transport Workplace and Salary Survey  Search for above title
Annual salary survey provides compensation data for critical care transport personnel (e.g., EMT, registered nurse, medical dispatcher, frontline supervisor, operations manager, clinical manager, and executive director) on a national and regional basis, with statistical measures for compensation data including median, minimum, maximum, and upper/lower quartiles and deciles. Current and prior year surveys can be viewed free online.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook - Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics

Information provided for emergency medical services personnel included in this occupational category (e.g., EMT,  EMT-Basic, Advanced EMT, and paramedic) includes a description of the nature of the work and the work environment, number and types of jobs, education and training requirements, wages and earnings, employment outlook, and sources for additional information. All information is available free online.

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