Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

WHAT DOES AN EMT DO?

Saving lives, thriving under pressure and caring for people when they are in crisis and pain are key components of this career. Emergency Medical Technicians or EMTs provide emergency care to sick and injured patients, often treating them before they arrive at a hospital. They give basic life support which includes patient assessment, airway management and use of automatic defibrillators. Become a vital link in the health care chain by becoming an EMT.

LEARNING AT WASHBURN TECH

The program provides special skills, knowledge and the teamwork concepts necessary for earning certification as an EMT in Kansas. You will receive 200 hours of instruction, consisting of both didactic and psychomotor skills in the classroom. Our nine-credit-hour program exceeds state and national requirements, and is based on current information and techniques considered the responsibility of the EMT. Upon completion, you will be prepared to take the national EMT exam. You must be at least 17 years of age to take the exam.

JOB AND SALARY OUTLOOK

The U.S. Department of Labor predicts good job prospects, due in large part to increasing call volume because of the aging baby boomer population. There also will be demand for part-time and volunteer EMTs in rural areas. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for an entry-level EMT in 2015 was $12.25 an hour or $25,490 annually. The average wage was $20.27 an hour or $42,150 annually.

Annual wage / salary

Hourly wage

Entry $25,490 $12.12
Average $42,150

$20.27

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified EMT

SCHEDULE

This program begins every January, May and August. Summer offerings may vary so check with a recruiter if you are interested in the summer schedule.

Daytime Options:
M-F 8:00a—11:10a (1 semester pathway)
M-F 11:45a—2:55p (1 semester pathway)

Evening Option:
M, W & Th 6p-10p (1 semester pathway)