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
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

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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Guided Pathways

Guided Pathways are designed to assist students in scheduling the order of courses to become program-ready or to complete the Health Care Certificate for their desired program.

College Prep Pathway
College Ready Pathway
Transitional Pathway