Emergency Medical Technology careers

EMTs and Paramedics care for the sick and injured during medical and traumatic emergencies, responding to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities. Lives often depend on quick reaction and competent care.

The EMT certification prepares you to –

  • Provide basic cardiac, respiratory and traumatic injury emergency care
  • Care for patients on scene or en route to the hospital

The Advanced EMT prepares you to –

  • Perform all duties of an EMT
  • Use defibrillators to restart a heart that has stopped
  • Give fluids and medications intravenously
  • Clear the airway using sophisticated techniques and equipment

The Oregon EMT Intermediate prepares you to –

  • Perform all duties of AEMT
  • Use EKG monitors to evaluate heart rhythms
  • Give fluids and advanced medications intravenously
  • Control airways using sophisticated techniques and equipment

The Paramedic degree prepares you to –

  • Perform all duties of AEMT and Oregon EMT Intermediate
  • Give medications
  • Read EKGs (electrocardiograms)
  • Use a variety of complex equipment

Paramedic licensure is the most advanced level of certification. These professionals complete many additional hours of coursework and hands on experience. Due to the length of training most Paramedics hold higher paid positions.

The helpful faculty of Chemeketa’s EMS Program can help you with your career.