Emergency Medical Technicians

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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), First Responder

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What they do:
Assess injuries and illnesses and administer basic emergency medical care. May transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.
On the job, you would:
  • Administer first aid treatment or life support care to sick or injured persons in prehospital settings.
  • Assess nature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures.
  • Attend training classes to maintain certification licensure, keep abreast of new developments in the field, or maintain existing knowledge.


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People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.


You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software

  • MedDataSolutions Regist*r
  • MEDITECH software Hot Technology

Presentation software

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology

Information retrieval or search software

  • Epocrates
  • TechOnSoftware HazMatCE Pro


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