Respond to emergency calls, provide efficient and immediate care to those in critical condition, and safely and quickly transport patients to medical facilities.

Career Details


Students in are trained in the following subject areas:

  • CPR
  • Automated external defibrillation
  • Mechanical ventilation using a bag-valve mask
  • Placement of air way adjuncts
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Glucose testing

Career Options

Most program graduates become Emergency Medical Technicians, but some also go on to be paramedics, firefighters, and health technologists. There are full-time and part-time opportunities.


Before entering the program, students must:

  • Have keen senses, especially eyesight and color vision.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a clean criminal record.
  • Meet strenuous physical requirements.


As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Students who complete a program in the Healthcare training program can earn nationally recognized credentials from the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) and a state-issued credential/license.

Emergency Medical Technician Numbers to Know


National average earning potential for this career


Months to complete career training program


While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:

Attention to detail
Concern for others
Physical dexterity
Quick decision-making skills
Stress tolerance