INFORMATIVE SPEECH OUTLINE
COMS 101-B17 LUO
Sept 17, 2018
Audience Analysis:My audience consists of college students of various ages and backgrounds who attend Liberty University, a Christian based University.
Topic:The Paramedic vocation presents unique opportunities for advancing what God values by promoting compassionate service to others and caring for the sick, something God values according to Scripture (Acts 20:35; Matthew 25:36).
According to NENA: The 911 Association, a professional organization solely focused on 9-1-1 policy, technology, operations, and education issues. “An estimated 240 million calls are made to 9-1-1 in the USA each year.” CITATION www l 1033 (www.nena.org) II. Establish Relevance
The Paramedic career is a job field with rewarding opportunities for people who desire a secure career centered around service to others.
III. Establish Credibility
I have gained an understanding of this job field through my work as a . Paramedic for the past twenty-one years and through formal research.
If you are caring and compassionate, have a Christian love for people, and want to honor God through your career, being a paramedic may be a good career choice for you.
V. Preview Your Main Points
During the minutes that follow, I will discuss the job field, showing you, first, the call volume for paramedics will increase, second, that the nation has a growing need for paramedics and, third, that the paramedic field presents great opportunities for interacting with people in a way that God values according to Scripture.
Transition: Let’s take a closer look at this.
I. Main Point 1. The call volume for paramedics will increase.
A. According to statistics by the U.S. Census Department, in 2000 the U.S. population was 282 million and in 2018 the population is 328.6 million. They project that in 2030 the population will increase to 355.1 million. CITATION www1 l 1033 (www.census.gov) B. At the end of 1976 about 17% of the U.S. had 911 service. By 1987 the number had grown to 50% serviced by 911. At the end of the 20th century nearly 93% of the population was covered by 911, and today approximately 96% of the geographic U.S. is covered by 911 service. CITATION www2 l 1033 (www.statistica.com) C. There has been little increase of the number of U.S. homes with phone service over the past 7 years, according to statistica.com., However, the Pew Research Center states that ” 95% of Americans own a cell phone of some kind.” CITATION www3 l 1033 (www.pewinternet.org/fact-sheet/) Transition: This brings me to my second point.
Main Point 2. As America’s population grows and the percentage of those with access to 911, so does the need for paramedics.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of the paramedic is projected to grow 15% (much faster than average) from 2016-2026. CITATION htt l 1033 (https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare)People call 911 to request a paramedic for many reasons. Some prominent reasons, requiring paramedic services are on the rise, increasing the demand for paramedics. The factors contributing to this increased demand include:
Acts of violence
Age-related emergencies such as, strokes and heart attacks
The growing number of specialized medical facilities requiring paramedic transports. CITATION htt l 1033 (https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare) Transition: This brings me to my final point.
Main Point 3. The paramedic field presents great opportunities to interact with people in a way that God values according to Scripture.
Statistica.org’s job description of the paramedic states, “Paramedics care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. People’s lives often depend on their quick reaction and competent care.” God values work in which we help the weak (Acts 20:35; 1Thessalonians 5:14) and heal the sick (Matthew 14:14; John 14:12). Paramedics promote this through their work.
God values our love for others (1John 4:19-21; 1 John 4:11; 1 Corinthians 13:13). The paramedic that gets motivation to do his or her job from their Christian love for others is promoting a God-valued quality by doing it.
Finally, God values our actions when driven by compassion for others (Matthew 25:36; Colossians 3:12; Philippians 2:1-3)
Transition: This brings me to my conclusion.
As I just demonstrated, the need for paramedics is growing. The nation’s population is growing, people’s access to 911 is greater than ever before, and the events in which paramedics are requested on are increasing in numbers. The job opportunities in this career make it worthy of consideration. The opportunities to promote Godly values such as working to help the weak, Christian love for others, and acts of compassion make it worthy of consideration by the Christian professional.
End With A Clincher
Are you looking for a career with great opportunities? Do you seek a career in which you can promote Godly values? Then being a paramedic, with its 240 million-and-growing calls per year, could be the right choice for you.
BIBLIOGRAPHY (n.d.). Retrieved from www.pewinternet.org/fact-sheet/.
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