Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Basic Certificate


Malcolm X

Program Code: 0252

Program Requirements

Required Program Core
EMT 101Emergency Medical Technician-Basic8
Total Hours8


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

Job Description

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

Lightcast 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 Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$31,162
Median 50th Percentile$38,802
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$133,474

Hourly Wages

Entry-Level 10th Percentile$15
Median 50th Percentile$19
Senior-Level 90th Percentile$64

Annual Job Openings

172 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 less10.94%
A certificate42.57%
Some college29.85%
An Associate degree11.75%
A Bachelor's degree4.89%
A Master's or Professional degree0.00%
A Doctoral degree or more0.00%

4.89% continue their education beyond an associate degree