An emergency medical technician (EMT) is trained for immediate response to 911 calls. As the first healthcare provider at the scene of emergency situations, an EMT's primary function is to assess a patient's condition and quickly determine the course of action necessary to stabilize the patient at the scene and while en route to a medical facility. An EMT also collaborates with firefighters and law enforcement to create a safe environment and establish priorities for required emergency care.
High School Diploma or GED + 160 hours of Training Certification
$40,089.60/year or $19.20/hour
Cal State Long Beach, College of the Canyons, Pasadena City College, UCLA Prehospital Care
Local: California Emergency Medical Services Authority
National: National Academy of Emergency Medical Technicians
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