EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN
What’s it all about:
During an emergency your life may depend on the quick and competent
care of emergency medical technicians. Responding to 911 calls they
drive ambulances or fly helicopters to the scene of accidents or
emergencies. EMTs must decide what kind of medical help is needed.
Following strict rules and guidelines, they give appropriate care
and, when necessary, transport the patient to a medical facility.
They may radio hospitals to ask a physician’s advice about treatment
and to make sure the hospital emergency room is ready for their
arrival. EMTs must be able to calm others and stay calm themselves
in a crisis. They use highly technical medical equipment. EMTs work
for hospital, fire departments, police departments, private
ambulance services, or other local first-aid organizations. EMTs
work both indoors and outdoors and must be physically fit.
Study for success:
mathematics, physical sciences, physics, chemistry, biology,
communications, career and technical training; minimum of a basic
EMT training course—six months work experience—and pass a written
and practical test; meet the standards set by the National Registry
of Emergency Medical Technicians.
For more information
National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
408 Monroe Street, Clinton, MS 39056
paramedic, firefighting occupations, physician
assistants, police and detectives, nursing.
For more information contact:
Auburn Career Center
(440) 357-7542, ext. 239