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.

Career Quick Facts

Career Outlook
  • Median Salary Average: $27,560
  • SC Salary Range: $19,850-$43,280
  • 80% placement rate for 2015-2017 graduates
Entry Level Positions
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Paramedic

Program Information

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 EMTs in rural areas and smaller metropolitan areas. 

Piedmont Technical College's Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 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 EMTs.

EMT Fact Sheet

Fact Sheets are designed for students and advisors to review program-specific requirements and program application procedures. Please make an appointment with your advisor to discuss your academic goals and progress, and to develop your individualized degree plan.

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