Emergency Medical Technician

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is a vital link in the health care chain. Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) are employed in areas such as emergency ambulances, private non-emergent transport services, clinics, and other allied health care settings. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the employment opportunities for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is expected to grow by 30% between 2010 and 2020.

The aging population of the US is driving this demand for additional Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). As the population ages the increase in the age related health emergencies, such as heart attack and strokes will subsequently also increase. This will ensure a continuous demand for part-time, volunteer, and full-time EMT’s rural areas and smaller metropolitan areas. 

Piedmont Technical Colleges offers an academic program in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), pending SACS approval. This program combines classroom learning and extensive practical hands-on labs. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the National Registry Exam for EMT’s.

Career Tracks:

  • Entry Level Average: $22,610
  • Entry Level Range: $21,000 - $42,000

Entry Level Positions:

  • EMT
  • Paramedic
  • Emergency Room Technician

A Paramedic or EMT assesses injuries, administers emergency medical care, and extricates trapped individuals. They also transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.

For more information about careers, visit Career Onestop for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Piedmont Technical College's Career Tracks page for more in-depth information about this program. For national career information, visit Virtual Career Network.


Regional Earnings

*Earnings data for our region from EMSI Analyst