Talk about getting your adrenaline pumping. Being an EMT (emergency medical technician) or paramedic is about as high drama as it gets. Imagine being first on the scene, giving lifesaving shocks to a stopped heart or tying a tourniquet to stop the gush of blood from a leg. These are just two examples of the skills you’ll learn as an EMT major.
EMT students can choose from four different levels of training, from a forty-hour course (leading to work as a first responder) to a two-year associate’s degree (leading to work as a paramedic). Either way, you’ll learn the best way to help patients before they make it to the hospital.