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
  • 59% placement rate for 2019-2020 graduates
Physical Demands
  • work is both physically strenuous and stressful
  • great amount of standing, kneeling, bending and lifting
  • on call for extended periods of time
Entry Level Positions
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Paramedic
List of Employers

Recent graduates have found work at:

  • Ambu-Star Ambulance
  • Greenville Health System
  • Laurens County EMS
  • Medtrust Medical Transport

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.

State Licensure Eligibility Information