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EMT Careers in California

What can being an EMT lead to?

EMT certification may lead to other careers including physician, physician assistant, nurse, firefighter, paramedic, which build on skills developed in EMT school.

What jobs do EMTs get?

EMT certification can lead to a job as not only as an EMT, but also as a firefighter, dispatcher, security officer, or another highly rewarding career.
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EMTs work in a wide variety of disciplines throughout California. That’s why getting EMT certification is such a valuable commodity. If you aren’t certain about your career, the fact is that you are giving yourself options that other certifications will not provide. In addition to getting your EMT certification for a career as an EMT, many people get EMT certification for general interest or self-improvement. Make a difference in your life and the lives of others and Register to become an EMT today.

Career Outlook

Please take a look at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Report on the career outlook for EMTs and Paramedics. This information will give you good insight regarding the EMS field, including some of the advantages and disadvantages in becoming an EMT.

EMTs function as Firefighters, military personnel, extrication and rescue technicians, hospital staff, emergency dispatchers, security officers and many other professions throughout the world.

What is an EMT?

An EMT helps take care of sick and injured people, generally in a First Responder setting. If you are looking for an exciting and rewarding profession with a decent earning potential as an Emergency Medical Technician, this is the career for you.

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*This is a short video produced by an ambulance agency in St. Louis, Missouri. We are citing the video as an information source about what it means to be an EMT. EMS University, LLC does not claim copyright or ownership of this video.

EMT Training or University Degree?

Some people wonder what the difference is between going to college or attending EMT school. A major differences between the two is the cost of tuition. This is why a lot of people see Emergency Medical Services as an option to avoid crippling student loan debt while being able to have a rewarding career. EMT courses cost up to 90% less than the average yearly college tuition. On top of that, the classes at EMS University will teach you all of the skills you need to be called a professional Emergency Medical Technician from 12 days to 4 Months, depending on which program you enroll for. On top of that, the wage of an EMT is comparable and in many cases greater than a person with a college degree. Our EMT class will allow you to excel on the Emergency Medical Services field and make life-saving decisions with confidence, while also preparing you for a career.

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