Emergency Medical Technician (Senior Year)
The Emergency Medical Technician basic designation, or EMT-Basic, is an entry level classification and the initial step to becoming an advanced EMT, paramedic, or registered nurse. EMT-Basics are often the first responders in the event of medical emergencies. EMT-Basics can also aid in transportation of the sick and injured from one healthcare facility to another. Compassion, communication skills, calm demeanor and the ability to work under pressure are all key traits for Emergency Medical Technicians.
This course offers students training in advanced first aid, medication administration, and patient assessment skills in a laboratory setting. EMT- Basic students will also be exposed to real life experiences at Springfield Regional Medical Center, Springfield Fire Department, and local private ambulance services.
Opportunities after Graduation
EMT-Basic jobs can be found in a variety of healthcare settings, including pre-hospital care, hospital care, and private ambulance services. EMTs are usually dispatched by emergency operators (9-1-1). After arriving on the scene, they work with other emergency personnel (fire fighters and police) to stabilize and transport patients to hospitals best equipped to treat them. The average salary for all EMTs is about $14 per hour. EMT-Basics with more experience or in areas with high demand can earn up to $24 per hour. Many students continue their education in the emergency medical field, nursing, or other healthcare careers.
- Registered Nurse
- Advanced EMT
- Licensed Practical Nurse