Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) Career Pathway

First Responder


Earning potential

$16.95 – $25.55 / hour
Wages are for Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and Paramedics

How do I get started?

  • Complete an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training course.
  • Pass an exam for certification as an EMT. What is a certification?
  • Pass a criminal background check.
  • CPR Health Care Provider certification.

Other requirements

  • Driver's license
  • Job has high physical requirements

What do they do?

How can I advance my career?

With more training, you can advance to careers that use similar skills and knowledge as an EMT. Select the title below to learn more.


Source: Wages - Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) First Quarter 2021.