The Basic Certificate in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)–Basic recognizes that the majority of pre-hospital emergency medical care will be provided by the EMT Basic. This includes all skills necessary for the individual to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level with an ambulance service or other specialized service. Specifically, the course is designed to provide training to recognize the nature or extent of a patient’s condition to administer appropriate emergency medical care to stabilize the patient’s condition, lift move, position, and otherwise handle the patient to minimize discomfort and prevent further injury and transport them safely to the proper medical facility.
|Required Program Core|
|EMT 101||Emergency Medical Technician-Basic||8|
This program can prepare students for the jobs listed below. Click on each one to learn more, including average earnings, annual job openings, and how much education people in that field have. For additional guidance and resources on career options, current City Colleges students and alumni can contact the Career Services Office.
Emergency Medical Technicians
Assess injuries and illnesses and administer basic emergency medical care. May transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.
Salary Based on Experience Level
Take a look at the average hourly/annual earnings for this career in Cook County
Emsi earnings figures are based on OES data from the BLS and include base rate, cost of living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and bonuses), on-call pay, and tips.
Annual Job Openings
261 annual openings in Cook County
National Education Attainment
Here, you can see the level of education that people in this career complete.
|Degree Program||% of Jobs|
|A high school diploma or less||10.94%|
|An Associate degree||11.75%|
|A Bachelor's degree||4.89%|
|A Master's or Professional degree||0.00%|
|A Doctoral degree or more||0.00%|
4.89% continue their education beyond an associate degree