Emergency Medical Technician
Approximate Cost of Education
The need for EMT's is getting higher and higher.? The reason behind this growth might lie in the continued demand for emergency medical services by people involved in automobile accidents, natural disasters, violence and other unfortunate situations. Another reason could be the growing middle-aged and elderly population, who may provide an increased demand for emergency medical services. Age-related emergencies like heart attacks, strokes, falls and fractures or other situations could rise as these individuals get older. The healthcare field as a whole is recession-proof and many cities and have huge shortages of EMTs. Being an EMT means having a level of job security that most people in other fields don’t.
The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) is a national Emergency medical service representing all EMT's and Paramedics, it is dedicated to expanding EMT knowledge and education and enhancing professional development.
The National Emergency Medical Services Association (NEMSA) is a registered labor union. The bulk of NEMSA's membership consists of EMT's, paramedics and critical care nurses. NEMSA also represents EMS dispatchers and call takers, vehicle service technicians and other EMS-related support staff.
The American Ambulance Association serves as a voice for ambulance services across the nation. The association thinks that pre hospital care is an important part in the total public health care system.