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Emergency Medical Technician Career Opportunities

Once completing the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program, students will be able to respond quickly to emergency situations regarding medical issues, traumatic injuries, and accident scenes.

Students will also be prepared to take the National Registry EMT exam in order to become licensed. This is the entry level license for Emergency Medical Service providers.

Graduates may be eligible to obtain employment at the following:

  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Local industries
  • Volunteer fire departments
  • Emergency Medical Service agencies
Keep in mind that jobs that require providing emergency care to the sick and injured, can be demanding. 
Job demands include:
  • Multi-tasking
  • Communicating clearly
  • Performing tasks quickly
  • Working in a chaotic and stressful environment

A Rewarding Career

Although responding quickly to emergency situations can be physically and mentally taxing, it can be very rewarding. EMTs enjoy having a positive impact on their community and being able to serve those in need.