Emergency Medical Technicians


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+6.4% (as fast as the average)


What Emergency Medical Technicians Do

Assess injuries and illnesses and administer basic emergency medical care. May transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.

Other Job Titles Emergency Medical Technicians May Have

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), First Responder

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

I would see a Clinic with people inside that need help. You would feel tight clothes on and long heavy boots on your feet. You would see people standing at a desk getting ready to get checked out. You would also see ocean water and smell salt water in your nose. You would hear shouting and alarms going on and off. You would feel some water come up and hit you a little. You would hear jets coming off the runway and you would see people walking around doing all kinds of things.

Pulse medic

Teaching kids CPR being a tech geek for education medicine and health

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Administer first aid treatment or life support care to sick or injured persons in prehospital settings.
  • Assess nature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures.
  • Attend training classes to maintain certification licensure, keep abreast of new developments in the field, or maintain existing knowledge.
  • Comfort and reassure patients.
  • Communicate with dispatchers or treatment center personnel to provide information about situation, to arrange reception of victims, or to receive instructions for further treatment.

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