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    Becoming an EMT: Nature of the Work

    Becoming an EMT: Nature of the Work
    People's lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics. Incidents as varied as automobile accidents, heart attacks, slips and falls, childbirth, and gunshot wounds require immediate medical attention. EMTs and paramedics provide this vital service as they care for and transport the sick or injured to a medical facility. In an emergency, ...
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    Becoming an EMT: Training

    Becoming an EMT: Training
    Generally, a high school diploma is required to enter a training program to become an EMT or paramedic. Workers must complete a formal training and certification process. h4. Education and Training A high school diploma is usually required to enter a formal emergency medical technician training program. Training is offered at progressive levels: EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, and Paramedic. At the EMT-Basic level, ...
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    Becoming an EMT: Earnings

    Earnings of EMTs and Paramedics depend on the employment setting and geographic location of their jobs, as well as their training and experience. Median hourly wages of EMTs and paramedics were $14.10 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $11.13 and $18.28.The lowest 10 percent earned less than $9.08, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $23.77. ...
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    Becoming an EMT: Job Outlook

    Becoming an EMT: Job Outlook
    Employment for EMTs and paramedics is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2018. Job prospects should be good, particularly in cities and private ambulance services. h4. Employment change Employment of emergency medical technicians and paramedics is expected to grow 9 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is about as fast as the average for ...
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    Becoming an EMT: Employment

    Becoming an EMT: Employment
    EMTs and paramedics held about 210,700 jobs in 2008. Most career EMTs and paramedics work in metropolitan areas. Volunteer EMTs and paramedics are more common in small cities, towns, and rural areas.These individuals volunteer for fire departments, emergency medical services, or hospitals and may respond to only a few calls per month. Paid EMTs and paramedics were employed in a number ...
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    Becoming an EMT: Quick Facts

    Becoming an EMT: Quick Facts
    h3. Quick Facts: h4. Tasks • Drive ambulances or assist ambulance drivers in transporting sick, injured, or convalescent persons. • Remove and replace soiled linens and equipment in order to maintain sanitary conditions. • Place patients on stretchers, and load stretchers into ambulances, usually with assistance from other attendants. • Accompany and assist emergency medical technicians on calls. • Earn and ...
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