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Emergency Medical Technician

HEALTHCARE

Description

Respond to emergency calls, provide efficient and immediate care to those in critical condition, and safely and quickly transport patients to medical facilities.

Career Details

Skills

Students in are trained in the following subject areas:

  • CPR
  • Automated external defibrillation
  • Mechanical ventilation using a bag-valve mask
  • Placement of air way adjuncts
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Glucose testing

Career Options

Career Options

Most program graduates become Emergency Medical Technicians, but some also go on to be paramedics, firefighters, and health technologists. There are full-time and part-time opportunities.

Requirements

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Have keen senses, especially eyesight and color vision.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a clean criminal record.
  • Meet strenuous physical requirements.

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:

  • Attention to detail
  • Concern for others
  • Dependability
  • Physical dexterity
  • Quick decision-making skills
  • Stress tolerance

Emergency Medical Technician Numbers to Know

$32K

National average earning potential for this career

8-12

Months needed to complete career training

4

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