Emergency Medical Technician
Berrien Springs High School
Career Opportunities Include:
- Emergency Medical Technician
- Emergency Room Technician
- Medical First Responder
This program provides an opportunity to earn an emergency medical technician and specialist certificates. Courses are college level and the student must earn a grade of "C" or better on all tests/homework, dress as required by clinics and complete 32 hours of clinical work with local ambulance service and hospitals (earned concurrently with class). Information and paperwork will be provided to register in the National Registry and to make reservations for the State examination.
EMTs and paramedics provide this vital attention as they care for and transport the sick or injured to a medical facility.
Employment of EMTs and paramedics is expected to grow by 33 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Formal training and certification are required, but State requirements vary.
Earnings of EMTs and paramedics depend on the employment setting and geographic location as well as the individual's training and experience.
The median annual wage of EMTs and paramedics was $31,700 in 2014.
Source: United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016-17 Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://bls.gov/ooh