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Emergency Medical TechniciansHealth Science
Emergency medical technicians usually work in hospitals and clinics on land or aboard ships.
Average Military Salary
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.
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:
- Emergency medical treatment
- Basic patient care
- Anatomy and physiology
- Minor surgical procedures
- Clinical laboratory procedures
- Methods for diagnosing diseases
- Plaster-casting techniques
- Ability to communicate effectively
- Ability to work under stressful conditions
- Interest in helping others
Related Civilian Careers
- Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
- Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
- Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
- Critical Care Nurses
- Medical Assistants
- Medical and Health Services Managers
- Registered Nurses