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Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) respond to medical emergencies to provide immediate treatment for ill or injured persons both on the scene and during transport to a medical facility. They function as part of an emergency medical team, and the range of medical services they perform varies according to their level of training and certification. There are approximately 236,890 emergency medical technicians employed in the United States. They are also known as paramedics. 

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

Some Postsecondary Training

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On

Helpful

Problem-Solving

Career Ladder
EMT-Paramedic, or EMT Supervisor, or Operations Manager

EMT-Advanced

EMT-Basic

First Responder

Volunteer

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