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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":http://firelink.monster.com/content/education-resources resources for more information on what you need to get started. [widget:news__schoolfinderintro2] [widget: 738] h4. Here's a few quick facts to start with: • Employment is projected to grow faster than the ...
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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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    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: 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: 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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    Career Q&A: Paramedic

    h4. What will I do? Working closely with emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics manage the health of patients until they can be examined by a doctor to get further help. On any shift, their patients might be a woman having a heart attack, a man who broke a bone in a car accident or a child struggling to breathe. Interview with ...
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    Career Guide: EMT and Paramedic

    Career Guide: EMT and Paramedic
    At a Glance • 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, but requirements vary by State. • Emergency services function 24 hours a day so emergency medical technicians and paramedics have irregular working hours. h4. Nature of the Work People’s lives often ...
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    Career Profile: Paramedic - Shaun White

    Career Profile: Paramedic - Shaun White
    h4. Why did you become a paramedic? I’m also a part-time volunteer firefighter for a suburb of Minneapolis. A few years ago, I took an emergency medical technician course and realized there was so much more to learn. So I did a few ride alongs. That’s where you ride with an ambulance team to see if paramedicine is something you might ...
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    Career Profile: Emergency Medical Technician - Darryl Lowery

    Career Profile: Emergency Medical Technician - Darryl Lowery
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an emergency medical technician because of a great volunteer experience. When I was 16, I volunteered at the local fire department along with three of my best friends from high school. Early on, I took the necessary classes and became certified in cardiovascular pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and advanced first aid. I ...
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