Assess injuries, administer emergency medical care, and extricate trapped individuals. Transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.
Sample of reported job titles: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Paramedic, Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (EMT-B), Firefighter/EMT (Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician), Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate (EMT-I), Firefighter/Paramedic, EMT/Dispatcher (Emergency Medical Technician/Dispatcher), Fire Fighter First Responder, First Responder, Flight Paramedic
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Education and Training
All Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics must complete an educational program to qualify for examination. Most programs are less than two years, but some community colleges offer Associate's degrees. Others may obtain training through military experience. EMTs and Paramedics must be licensed in all fifty states and the District of Columbia.
In New Hampshire, EMTs and Paramedics are regulated by the Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services in the New Hampshire Department of Safety. All applicants must pass the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) examination and the New Hampshire EMS practical examination. EMTs and Paramedics must complete continuing education to maintain licensure, but the number of hours varies depending on their level of licensure.
Interests (Holland Code): SIR
Career Cluster: Health Science
Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics work both indoors and outdoors, in all types of weather. Their work is physically strenuous and can be stressful, sometimes involving life-or-death situations and patients who are suffering.
Additional Information Sources**
National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
To Find a Job
Contact the nearest NH Employment Security office or go online to www.nhes.nh.gov
* New Hampshire Occupational Employment and Wages, September 2012. Wage estimates based on surveys through May 2011, adjusted to June 2012.
** Inclusion of this information is intended to provide a convenient resource for research, but in no way constitutes an endorsement for any organization; nor is the list all-inclusive.
NH Employment Projections, base year 2010 to projected year 2020
Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010, Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau
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