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EMT

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities.

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Emergency Medical Technician

51.0904.01
 

Courses

Dual Credit Option†
 

Principles of Health Science†
Medical Terminology/Emergency Procedures†
Emergency Medical Technician
EMS Services

Career Ready

EMT Basic National Certification
First Responder State Certification

Post Secondary Education

West Kentucky Community & Technical College EMT Program

Career Information

Work Environment

Most EMTs and paramedics work full time. Their work can be physically strenuous and stressful, sometimes involving life-or-death situations.

How to Become an EMT

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics typically complete a postsecondary educational program. All states require EMTs and paramedics to be licensed; requirements vary by state.

Pay

The median annual wage for EMTs and paramedics was $36,650 in May 2020.

Job Outlook

Employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is projected to grow 6 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. Emergencies, such as car crashes, natural disasters, and acts of violence, will continue to require the skills of EMTs and paramedics.

Courses

Emergency Medical Technician Career Pathway 4 Year Course of Studies

Freshman
English
Math
Science
Social Studies*
Principles of Health Science
Health/PE
Elective
Sophomore
English
Math*
Science
Social Studies*
Medical Terminology/Emergency Procedures
Elective
Elective
Junior
English*
Math*
Science*
Social Studies*
Emergency Medical Technician
Elective†
Elective
Senior
English*
Math*
Arts & Humanities
Elective†
EMS Services
Elective
Elective
* Advanced Placement Options     † Dual Credit

EMS & ATC Health News & Events

Health Occupations Pinning Ceremony

Health Occupations Pinning Ceremony

Recently, our health science program held a pinning ceremony for students who received certifications that allow them to work in healthcare.