As an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), you’re on the front lines providing lifesaving care to people in need. You’ll learn how to assess a patient’s illness or injury, render aid, and use proper procedures and precautions when treating a patient. This 180-hour course covers all the situations you are likely to encounter as an EMT, including emergency childbirth, airway obstruction, bleeding, fractures, shock, heart attack and stroke, and other medical emergencies, as well how to stabilize and safely transport the patient to a medical facility.
Although most EMTs work for ambulance services, fire departments and hospitals also employ them.
Students are required to take a practical and written exam to become nationally registered, and then apply for a license to work as EMTs in Wisconsin. Continue your education to earn a technical diploma or associate's degree for further job opportunities and earning potential.