Often the first personnel to arrive at the scene of an emergency is an EMT. An EMT
may be a firefighter, ambulance attendant, lifeguard, park ranger, a member of a search
& rescue team, nurse or member of a ski patrol. Many police officers, private security
personnel and occupational safety team members are EMT educated. EMT training and
experience is the foundation needed for those who desire to become a paramedic.
With a degree or certificate in Emergency Medical Services you can expect to be qualified
for positions as a(n):
- EMT-1 for Ambulance
- Casino EMT
- Oil Platform EMT
- ER Tech
- School District Health Tech
- Event Med Stand-by
Employment opportunities could vary depending upon job title, location of job, work
shift and education. Salaries range from $30,000 to $65,000 depending on employer
and type of EMT service provided according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov).
Dual trained personnel, such as an EMT/Firefighter could earn significantly more.
AHC Training and Internship Opportunities
The EMS program at Allan Hancock College partners with several emergency provider
agencies to provide EMT training and internship opportunities for students. An ongoing
partnership also exists with local city recreation departments for lifeguard training
and employment opportunities that attracts a large number of high school students
taking their first college course through the College Now! program.
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"The EMT program here has helped me establish the training and education necessary to succeed. As an EMT, I need to be prepared to handle each situation in a professional manner and at this academy they help train you in order to deal with these situations. The teachers here are great- they are able to share and relay their experiences in order to train us to deal with the different situations that we're going to encounter."
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Video: EMS Advanced Academy students Clayton and Tiffanie talk about real world simulation