EMT Training

EMT Jobs

EMT jobs are currently in high demand. There is a shortage of qualified workers and many available slots to fill. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Emergency Medical Technician employment is expected to grow faster than average. This is due to a number of factors including the need for twenty four hour care, the aging of the population, and the encompassing communities who are banding together and replacing volunteer units with paid EMTs that service a number of neighborhoods at once.

There were about 200,000 EMT jobs available in '06 and that number is expected to rise rapidly over the next two decades. Volunteers are more common in rural areas while metropolitan locales see more paid EMTs, four out of ten whom work for a private ambulance service. According to the BLS, there will be a twenty percent increase in jobs available over the next ten years.

Emergency Medical Technicians make a salary of around $25,000. This number can vary widely depending on the job, the location, and any sign on bonuses. While the earnings may appear small, they also often include a generous compensation package of healthcare and benefits; frequently they are similar or identical to those offered the policemen and firemen in the area.