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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.

Discover more: For more information write to:
National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
408 Monroe Street, Clinton, MS 39056
http://www.naemt.org
 

Related jobs: paramedic, firefighting occupations, physician assistants, police and detectives, nursing.

For more information contact:

Paulette Howell

Career Development

Auburn Career Center

(440) 357-7542, ext. 239

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