Emergency Medical Technician & Paramedic Careers
So you think you want a career as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic? Ask yourself the following questions . . .
• Do you keep yourself physically fit?
• Do you like serving the public?
• Are you comfortable treating various types of illnesses and injuries?
• Do you have a strong stomach?
• Do you have good coordination?
• Are you comfortable with being responsible for other people’s lives?
• Are you willing to perform CPR on others?
• Are you willing to work irregular hours?
The Facts About EMT And Paramedic Careers
• Opportunities will be best for those who have earned advanced certifications.
• Emergency services must be available 24 hours a day therefore anyone going into this career will need to work irregular hours.
• Formal training and certification are required along with proper state certification. EMTs and Paramedics must also renew their certification every two years.
• Paramedics are different than EMTs because they have a greater variety of skills that they are trained in.
How Much Money Can I Make As An Emergency Medical Technician Or Paramedic?
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, in 2007 the median annual salary for an EMT or Paramedic was $27,070. The salary range for these positions was between $17,300 and $45,280. Your salary will vary greatly depending on the state you live in.
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