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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Pathway

CTE Pathways: Connecting High School to College and Career
Career and Technical Education courses help you get started on your pathway to success.

Program Description
Students prepare to perform initial medical diagnosis, treatment, and comprehensive care in medical crises, under the general supervision of a coordinating physician. Includes instruction in all aspects of basic health care, disease, disorder, and injury symptomology and diagnosis, special care of patients exposed to heat, cold, radiation, or contagious disease; and administrative aspects of emergency medicine. Programs may include emergency vehicle operation and patient transportation procedures, depending on level of training.

You Will Learn
  • Emergency medical treatment procedures for various injuries and disease outbreaks.
  • Basic pharmacology.
  • Anesthetics; intravenous and other drug administration procedures.
  • Obstetrics procedures.
  • Basic surgical techniques.
  • Emergency medical equipment operation and maintenance.

Pathway Brochure
Class availability may vary at your high school.
-Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - PDF

Industry Certification
Earn industry certification in this Pathway.
-Emergency Medical Technician Industry Certification - PDF

  • Emergency Medical Technician

Student Leadership Organization
HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) is the student leadership organization for Health Science Education students. HOSA provides students with opportunities to attain the knowledge, skills and leadership characteristics necessary to succeed in a health care profession, through leadership training, career training, and service projects.

Beyond High School
There are a number of options for education and training beyond high school, depending on your career goals.

  • Certificate
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelorís degree
  • Professional degree
  • On-the-job training
  • Apprenticeship
  • Military training


Sample Occupations
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Health Science Education Teacher
  • Paramedic

Workforce Trends
A growing and urbanized population will demand more emergency services, increasing the demand for professional emergency medical technicians (EMT) and paramedics.

Employment of emergency medical technicians and paramedics is expected to increase 27 percent for all occupations through the year 2014, as full-time paid EMTs and paramedics replace unpaid volunteers. In Utah, the annual growth rate for EMTs is estimated to be 39 percent.

Job opportunities should be best in private ambulance services. Competition will be greater for jobs in local government, including fire, police, and independent third-service rescue squad departments, in which salaries and benefits tend to be slightly better.

Source: Utah Department of Workforce Services

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