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Emergency Medical Technicians

Health Science

Work Environment

Emergency medical technicians usually work in hospitals and clinics on land or aboard ships.

  • Military Status

    Enlisted

  • Average Military Salary

    $52,747

Overview

EMTs are health professionals trained to respond quickly to emergency situations. Military EMTs provide emergency medical treatment, limited primary care, force health protection, and evacuation in a variety of operational and clinical settings from point of injury or illness through the continuum of military healthcare. They may work in military health facilities or in the field.

Military Training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Job training for emergency medical technicians consists of classroom and on-the job instruction, including practice in providing patient care. Training content varies depending on specialty and may include:

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions
  • Interest in helping others

Related Civilian Careers

  • Medical Secretaries, Medical Assistants, Orderlies, Nursing Assistants, Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses, Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics