Become an EMT
EMT is the entry level position in Emergency Medical Systems across the United States. EMT's perform vital tasks in support of Paramedics in metropolitan regions, but may be the highest level of care in rural areas. They are fully-trained to make initial assessments and treatment plans within their scope of care.
If you are interested in learning more about the training required to break into the EMS profession, then check out these training programs:
Become a Paramedic
The Paramedic is an allied health professional whose primary focus is to provide advanced emergency medical care for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Paramedics perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Paramedic is a link from the scene into the health care system.