EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN
Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) provide basic emergency medical care. The EMT may transport sick or injured persons to medical facilities. An EMT may work as part of the pre-hospital response team, an ambulance service, or a fire or police department.
The EMT will:
- Provide basic emergency care and transportation for patients who need the emergency medical system (EMS)
- Possess the knowledge and skills to provide safe patient care and transportation
- Work as part of the EMS response under medical oversight
- Use basic equipment found in an ambulance
Course Length and Wage Potential
• 150 - 220 program hours, depending on community provider,
• Pennsylvania Emergency Medical Technician Certification, Emergency Vehicle Operator Course Certificate
Average wage*: $8.75 - $19.25 per hour
Click here to view the WATCH Project Nursing and Healthcare Career Pathway for more details.
*Within the WATCH program’s 11-County Service Region. *Source:CPWDC, www.cpwdc.org