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Five Things You Need to Know When Becoming an EMT

Five Things You Need to Know When Becoming an EMT

Looking into becoming an EMT/Paramedic? FireLink’s compiled a list of 5 basic things you need to know before you decide. Don’t forget to take a look at our Education resources for more information on what you need to get started.

Here’s a few quick facts to start with:

• Employment is projected to grow faster than the average as paid positions replace unpaid volunteers.
• Emergency medical technicians and paramedics need formal training and certification, requirements vary by state.

5 Things You Need to Know…

1. Nature of the Work

2. Training

3. Employment

4. Job Outlook

5. Earnings

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition, Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics, on the Internet at |