Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)

Do think quickly on your feet? Do you like being part of a team? Can you stay calm in all situations? Do you like helping people? If the answer is yes to all the previous questions, a career as an emergency medical technician (EMT paramedic) might be a good fit for you.An EMT is an emergency responder who is trained to deliver life-saving techniques to patients at the scene. The EMT is usually the first to arrive after a 911 call is received. An EMT diagnoses a patient and stabilizes them before transport to the hospital for further medical care.Typical duties of an emergency medical technician (EMT paramedic) include responding to 911 calls, creating patient reports, diagnosing a patient's condition, treating the patient, administering drugs orally or intravenously, transporting the patient to the hospital, performing endotracheal intubations, replenishing supplies, reading electrocardiograms (EKGs), and cleaning medical equipment. Work environments for an EMT include fire departments, hospitals, private ambulance services, or rescue teams. EMTs work indoors and outdoors and are sometimes exposed to dangerous situations and diseases.High school students who are interested in pursuing an EMT major should take courses in anatomy and physiology as well as physical education, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and psychology. EMT majors take courses in subjects such as anatomy and physiology, patient assessment, drug dosage and calculation, abuse, intravenous therapy techniques, and cardiac management. EMT programs are generally one or two years; two-year courses are more in-depth and generally result in an associate's degree.To succeed as an EMT, you will need to be physically fit, good with people, and compassionate. You will also need to be mentally strong and remain calm and rational when under stress. Work hours for EMTs vary greatly. It is not out of the ordinary for an EMT to work more than an eight-hour shift, or to work on the weekends or holidays. Each state requires an EMT to be licensed.

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“…The University of Washington is a challenging school that blossoms independence and creativity. The majority of all faculty members are enthusiastic about the subject they teach, and are willing to assist all students. This school provides excellent...” – Ronald from Honolulu, HI

“…George Washington is the only place I'd want to be. There's no other college in the world that is just a few steps from the White House and the Lincoln Memorial. GW is a large school, with a diverse student body who all come together for fun events...” – Meredith from Marlton, NJ

“…iupui is has a great educational atmosphere that goes out of its way to teach its students valuable life experience. iupui is a university that teaches its students to try to make impact on its community by doing various volunteer activities. the...” – Arnesha from Jeffersonville, IN

“…The environment is amazing and not only the teachers but everyone is very helpful. Western will your home away from home and you will be proud to call yourself a Catamount. At Western, there is so much to do academically and recreationally so you...” – Samantha from Clayton, NC

“…the university of new haven has a wide variety of ways for my to excel as a student. they also ask in classes to venture off campus to learn by doing. this university has very helpful teachers as well that are very helpful and understanding.” – Kelsey from Milton, VT

“…This school is amazing. The teachers are very understanding and seem to love their jobs. The campus is very beautiful, clean, and very easy to navigate.” – Kirby from Chesapeake, VA

“…i give the school a 8 out of 10. i fell in love with the campus and its not far from home. they offer buses and bikes for getting around, which is a plus.” – Shakeria from Foley, AL

“…The college is great!! It won the Aspen award, as the best community college in the nation!!! The campus is very nice.... people are very friendly, and eager to help when you need it... I certainly recommend any one in Orlando to attend Valencia...” – Andreas from Orlando, FL

“…Arkansas State University is a well rounded college for those who seek a start in their career. It can be the beginning of a long and wonderful education, and it can serve as the end of ones educational goals all at the same time. Whether you're...” – Ryan from Highland, AR

“…creighton is easily the best college in the area, and has a great reputation, especially in the midwest. it has awesome medical and science programs. everyone i know who has gone there has come away from it pleased with their investments, whether...” – Mauree from Lavista, NE

“…UNM is a great school, with a very tight community. The teachers are great. The on campus living is an amazing experience.” – Ailbhe from Santa Fe, NM

“…Through Central Washington University, there are thousands of students who have the potential for educational success. Because of this, and because of Central's great ability to contribute to the education of its students, I would give the school a...” – Haellie from Buckley, WA

“…i love colorado mesa university. the campus is beautiful and the curriculum is very good. it is also a great place to make new friends, and in some cases even family. ” – Kimberly from Salida, CO

“…The school is nice, but i do wish that they would hire more native english speaking professors. I enjoy the campus because it is extremely beautiful. I do not enjoy being a music major because i have no time to take classes that i want to take...” – Josh from White House, TN

“…Your college experience is all what you make it. The fun will always be there so work then play. Albany is small school so your reputation is everything, you want people to look at you as someone who's positive and want something out of life.” – Nekia from Jacksonville, FL

“…BYU-IDAHO is spectacular. It has all the curriculum that I am looking for. The spiritual environment is great for my spiritual growth. One of the best religious schools.” – VALERIE from ORLANDO, FL

Broward College
Fort Lauderdale, FL

“…Broward College is a good school. They really help people learn, compensating for disabilities, and different learning-styles.” – Jennifer from Lauderhill, FL

“…weber state is a great school. i love the diversity here. i have made so many wonderful friends as well!” – Karlie from Ogden, UT

“…It's a good school to get started at. The Academic services are most excellent in helping students finding free tutoring. The only Problem is the Math 1108 course has a low success rate because it is online.” – Timothy from Pocatello, ID

“…Eastern Kentucky University provides students with an institution, that will allow them to excel in their chosen majors. The professors are helpful, friendly, and caring. There are also, many groups and clubs for any student's interests.” – Krichelle from Lexington, KY

“…palm beach state college is an affordable and highly diverse educational institutional in palm beach county. they offer many courses in hundreds of majors and also offer many great activities both on and off campus. also, palm beach state college...” – Ryan from Palm Beach Gardens, FL

“…Houston Community College is great! It's easier to learn here, because of the smaller classes. In addition, the classes are more affordable.” – Lashandra from Houston, TX

“…uvu is a great place for gaining a higher education. it is very challenging to the mind. the school is very supportive of its students. ” – Stephanie from Orem, UT

“…RWU is a fantastic school that thrives on building a student's academic performance. The staff and professors genuinely care about their students and will help them reach their life goals. It is truly a great place to learn.” – T from Stoughton, MA

“…drury is a very historic looking school with a new age look on education. the food is actually pretty good most of the time. the staff are all very friendly.” – Katelyn from Verona, MO

“…Santa Fe is just what you expect college to be. It is fun, classes are entertaining and people are interesting. ” – Juan from Gainesville, FL

“…pima is an outstanding community college. the college makes it convenient for students with campus locations all around the city of tucson. the staff for the most part is very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. ” – Shanna from Marana, AZ

“…union is located in lincoln, nebraska, which contrary to popular belief is not in the middle of a cornfield. union is small enough to know most people and say hi to them as you walk around campus. service is emphasized and led by student groups.” – PurpleDolphin

“…dixie state college has great professors in the psychology department. i would give it a 5 star rating. one thing i think could change especially for students that are juniors and seniors is giving the students their portions of the student loans...” – JaCoy from St. George, UT

“…mesa community college is one of the largest community colleges in the nation and it is located in a busy area. but it still manages to have classes that are small enough that they can deliver a personal, meaningful student-teacher experience. on top...” – Charles from Chandler, AZ

“…CSCC is an outstanding college to attend. The atmosphere is friendly, there are a lot of campus-related activities to do, and is conveniently located in the downtown area. Here, besides an active social environment, there is a friendly staff that is...” – Christian from Columbus, OH

“…College of Dupage has changed alot and has become a very beautiful school to attend. It has added alot of new building to help each major get a better education experience. The school has expanded alot and allows personal rooms of education so...” – Thomas from Justice, IL

“…the recent change in collin turning into a 4 year university has helped the university and student reach a higher level of education. it has made it possible to become more prepared to transfer into a larger state university such as utd. overall the...” – Ernesto Plano, Tx

“… I feel that this school will give me the start to my academic college career I need. I plan to attend for one full year. Soon after transfer to another college geared more towards my career choice.” – Alex from Tampa, FL

“…the brenham campus is small enough to walk but big enough to get plenty of exercise. there are many clubs available to join and there is always free fun things going on. they also have great helpful teachers that really do care about their students...” – Faith from Bellville, TX

“…springfield college is an amazing school with a beautiful campus. the professors are wonderful and very helpful. i would definitely rank this school at the top!” – Chris

“…south texas college is a good college for those who plan on transferring to a 4-year university. it's very affordable which puts an ease on the life of a college student. the classes are also small so it's easy to learn here.” – Myrabel from Mission, TX

“…university of phoenix is a wonderful school. uop is very helpful and understanding of their students needs. uop offer classes to fit your lifestyle.” – Meloldy from Bradenton, FL

“…My experience so far has been very rewarding the professors and faculty have gone out of there way to make me feel at home.I look forward to going to my classes each day. I plan to make the most of every opportunity in order to make my dreams a...” – Miranda from Port Orange, FL

“…a well laid out campus with decent parking and very knowledgeable professors. many are easy to approach and decent food.” – Jeremy from Hubbard, OH

“…sac is offering so much more than what they first did when i attened in 2003. i love the fact that everything is spread out and doesnt seem so cluttered, and no one has to walk shoulder to shoulder like some colleges. also very clean!!!!” – Pearl from San Antonio, TX

“…To say the least, UAF is a unique, culturally diverse University. Fairbanks has opportunities available for students that no other university can offer (ice climbing, anyone?). Small class size and a community atmosphere make UAF the perfect place to...” – Kate

“…This college is great, I really rely on the tutoring that is offered on campus. The class size and instrutor ratio is satisfactory, along with some instructors that take time out to explain/teach to students. Students services can also be a great way...” – Valerie from Warren, MI

“…This school is an excellent way to learn with a broad areas to major in. It also is affordable some classes have tutoring specific to that class. I like being able to enjoy school activities and the fact I can meet people with simular interest. A+ ” – Lillian from Portland, OR

“…American River College is a diverse place of higher learning and networking. Faculty strive for you to succeed in spite of budget cuts to education that our state is currently facing. Student life also has wonderful opportunities for students to get...” – NaKisha from Antelope, CA

“…This school is terrible when it comes to financial need. No one here knows much able ways to attend on a financial need basis. They are very slow with processing financial applications.” – Brittany from Detroit, MI

“…overall this has been a good school, many of the students are focused and the teachers i've had have been helpful and willing to spend time answering questions. ” – Brice

“…the university of maryland-baltimore county is a small, public university just outside of the city of baltimore. umbc strives to create well rounded students through a core curriculumn which includes arts and humanities, history, mathematics, foreign...” – Daniel from Bowie, MD

“…St. Petersburg College cares about assisting their students in many ways to achieve their graduating goals. Teachers are realistic and teach appropriately without prejudice. Advisors lead the students in the direction they need to go to reach their...” – Tammy from Pinellas Park, FL

“…a fantastic opportunity to enhance anyone's situation. northern virginia community college (nova) is the second largest junior institution. i would rate this school (from 1-10) 10 being the highest level of recognition.” – Brian from Bealeton, VA

“…loma linda is a wonderful christian university. it will provide you with the best education while allowing yourself to be a well rounded student.” – Cara from Loma Linda, CA

“…I would have to say that PSC is a 7.5 on a scale from one to ten. the reason for my anwer is their organization problems, and the fact that all students are not treated as equally. ” – Pre-Med from Pensacola, FL

“…This is a great institution of learning where everyone is treated equally. There are three physical campuses one in the Bronx, another in New Rochelle and one in St. Lucia. They also offer on line classes for the working class.” – Janice from Brooklyn, NY

“…This college is affordable and you can get a good education here. I love the atmosphere and the classroom's. The professor's are very well educated as well. ” – Briana from Longview, TX

“…is a really good college. the faculty here is excellent. one of the things that i like here is that polk state college have a really good nursing program in which im willing to take.” – Pablo from Haones City, FL

“…Arkansas Tech University in my book rates about 7 out of 10. The campus and people are great and classes are small, the teachers really get to know their students. However, the accessibility features are outdated and need improving. ” – Christina from Russellville, AR

“…Hinds Communty College in Raymond, MS is one of the most beautiful schools that I have ever been to. The campus is so unique and different. The staff there are very nice and even though I have not started classes there, I believe that going to this...” – Dalonia from Brookhaven, MS

“…The College of Southern Nevada is a place for honest students who want to succeed. The teaching staff, along with the office staff, are there to assist you in any way needed. It has been a pleasant time attending this college and I would rate it a...” – Cynthia from Las Vegas, NV

“…despite being the largest centrally-located community college in the state of ohio, scc is easy to navigate and a very well-rounded school. the individual attention and assistance is remarkable. i am so proud to call myself a scc tartan. ” – Brittany from Dayton, OH

“…city college has a large campus, it can be confusing at first but once you get used to it you'll love it. everybody is generally helpful and its very internally friendly. the only draw back is that there are a lot of people so getting the classes you...” – Khiry from Vallejo, CA

“…tallahassee community college is the best community college to set your academic foundation if you are unsure or ready to attend an university just yet or just financially. professors at tallahassee community college really does care for their...” – Victoria from TALLAHASSEE, FL

“…amarillo college is wonderful. the instructors are engaging and helpful. the classes are challenging, yet interesting. ” – Katharine from Amarillo, TX

“…concordia is wonderful. it is a great atmosphere. the people are amazing.” – Kimberly from River Forest, IL

“…They are a great school, with one on one teacher assistance. I love it being local and to have classes that work around my busy life. The smaller classes make it easier to interact with the professor and other students. All questions I have had, were...” – Tina from Holland, IN

“…the professors are exceptional. the campus is big and spacious. the advisers are so friendly.” – Deiara from Rockledge, FL

“…tcc is a great starting point for continuing your education. there are many different classes and class schedules to fit your needs. tcc is constantly upgrading its facilities to keep up with other colleges and universities.” – Georgena from Norfolk, VA

“…bergen community college campus in paramus, nj is beautiful! not only that but the teachers are great at explaining the curriculum. also the student center is a great place to sit and study, a nice learning atmosphere.” – Rynell from Little Ferry, NJ

“…the school is very organized and help a great help staff. the teacher are easy to talk and are willing to work with students. overrall the college is great.” – Tiffani from Fort Pierce, FL

“…Johnson County Community college is an extremely resourceful, educational facility. The staff is extremely helpful and they are more than happy to assist their students reach their desired goals. The environment as a whole is extremely satisfying....” – Tiffany from Overland Park, KS

“…navarro is a well known jr.college that lives by it's model succeding together. it has made my self esteem higher, and made me know that i can do anything i put my mind to and always believe in myself. navarro also has made me a better person inside...” – Veronica from Saginaw, TX

“…I dread driving the distance, but I enjoy every bit of my college life at Saddleback. The dance program is outstanding and each instructor for every class I have is determined. They love what they do, which encourages the students to do the same.” – Tatiana from Carlsbad, CA

“…TCC is a college you can feel welcome at. The teachers help you succeed. Easy to find.” – Stephanie from Owasso, OK

“…Unlike a large university like MSU the Lansing Community College campus is small and personal. The teachers are willing to go the extra mile to help you succeed. The nursing program is top notch in the state and country and well accredited.” – Karen from Haslett, MI

“…the campus is beautiful and clean. the staff and teachers are nice and friendly. i like attending classes at estrella mountain community college.” – Faye from Phoenix, AZ

“…they are really on you on what to do and how to do it. the key is to stay consistent and pay attention. review your notes and don't slack off.” – Pete from Jacksonville, FL

“…I would rate GCC a 9.5 because of the extraordinary teachers they have! Overall, I am challeneged and encouraged here!” – Brandi from Glendale, AZ

“…This is an excellent school at a price I can actually afford. The teachers really care and, more often than not, actually take the time to get to know you so they can better help you with your education. I recommend this college to everyone I know.” – Erica from Colorado Springs, CO

“…This is a great school to prepare to transfer to a University. They have a broad selection of courses but you need to be on top of your registration in order to get the classes you want. This school is excellent for getting your GE classes and has...” – Carrie from Orland, CA

“…lane community college is a great school with a hard working, friendly faculty that give personal attention to their students which is made easy by our smaller class sizes. also, lcc has a sustainable organic garden on campus, run by students and...” – Julie from Eugene, OR

“…I transferred here from a different community college due to residency status. I am beyond satisfied knowing the difference in education I received. I would recommend anyone I talked to for Schoolcraft College. ” – Annie from Garden City, MI

Triton College
River Grove, IL

“…I would give Triton college an over all B grade. It is a small school good for students who are unsure of their future goals and dreams. It is a stepping stone on the way to our futures. ” – Kathryn from Elmwood Park, IL

“…The parking at this school is wonderful. You are always near your classes. I feel that many of the teachers here are worn out on instructing. They simply are not very excited about teaching anymore nor answering questions. ” – AZ Heat

Century College
White Bear Lake, MN

“…This is a very diverse college and it is a little more challenging than your run of the mill community college. If you are preparing to transfer to a university, this college is great because of the more challenging aspect and it gets in a great area...” – Dylan from Glenville, MN

“…This school encourages you to pursue your career goals. The teachers are very helpful. The small environment encourages students to learn and get more face time with teachers.” – Jaslyn from Lubbock, TX

“…It's a very good school to go to. They have people here to help you when you need it. It's a very safe school. ” – Alessa from Urbana, IL

“…I've been a student at CLC since the beginning of 2011, and now I finally applied for a major in 2013. I admire their organization, their seriousness and sources available for studying that they offer. Definitely, it's an excellent college.” – Luiza from Vernon Hills, IL

“…Howard Community College is a very great school and can,t wait to attend this fall. Campus is great, friendly people and great teachers.it is very affordable school ” – Linda from Columbia, MD

“…Nationally recognized for a reason. Almost every instructor I have had in my four years while attending have been passionate and genuinely interested in the success of their students at both an academic and personal level. The courses are challenging...” – Brandon from Forestville, CA

“…This is a great two year school for those interested in any outdoor activities associated with mountains, rivers, or desert. Not only does CMC offer a quality education with small classes, but you also have access to great outdoor adventure classes...” – Lacey from Steamboat Springs, CO

“…Southwest Tennessee Community College is a campus that feels like home away from home with great leadership and one on one tutoring, Southwest has made my 2-year degree easier to obtain then I could have ever imagined. With several classes and majors...” – Heather from Memphis, TN

“…I have a great time. This is the place for me. I wouldn't leave here for anything.” – Jesula from Fort Myers, FL

“…Attending Joliet Junior College is the best decision I have ever made. The Professors there have given me motivation, belief in myself and the desire to contribute all I can to this world. My life has a new meaning since attending JJC.” – Linda from Joliet, IL

“…ATC really care about there students. The teachers will work one on one if you need it. This school will also work with your work schedule.” – LaTanya from Atlanta, GA

“…This is an excellent school to attend. Teacher's really care and try hard to help students. Its a peaceful environment to be apart of and the sports teams are great.” – Brea from Hattiesburg, MS

“…This is a community college. It is not only good for saving money, it is a great stepping stone.” – Robert from Hernando, FL

“…Shawnee State University is an amazing school. They have all kinds of different opportunities for everyone. Also if you ever need help there is always someone close by.” – Erin from South Point, OH

“…just be willing to work hard, and every teacher will be willing to help you succeed. if you are looking for blow-off classes, then you are going to dislike some of the best teachers. they give you your money's worth, and is the best community college...” – Petra from West, TX

“…RRCC offers many different options for students; days, evenings, online, and accelerated classes. This was perfect for me, being a mom and working full time. Classes also transfer to major colleges.” – Allison from Littleton, CO

“…central texas college is a great experience for a person that has no idea what to expect from life as a new college student. it is conveniently located and, for anyone that is paying for school out of pocket, the school offers a payment plan. i just...” – DeAndria from Copperas Cove, TX