If you are about to take your EMT classes to become an EMT, you will be happy to learn that the job outlooks in this field are very promising. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects a growth of position by 9% from 2008 to 2018. However, chances of having a good job in the EMS are given to those who have more EMT certifications (like paramedics).
The aging population of North America incurs 2 problems; we will face more emergency situations and hospitals will be used to a maximum capacity. The first problem will directly require more EMTs in our community while the latter will lead ambulance to transport patients further to find a hospital that can receive them. In both cases, cares from EMTs will be crucial to take care of patients.
Since hospitals are becoming more specialized, this will also lead to more transfer demand form one hospital to another. Then again, transportation to another hospital is also part of EMTs responsibilities.
The NREMT started a name classification change back in 2009. This change will take effect in 2014 and will standardize the classification for each EMT levels. Depending on the State, EMT names an classification may vary. This is why the NREMT has decided to pursue such changes. This will also help the transfer of a EMT from one State to another.
Since there are 5 level of EMT certifications there is already room for you to grow in this business and improve your overall salary. In addition to that, other careers can open up for paramedics who wish to pursue their medical study. They can continue their training to become nurse, EMT trainers, health workers or supervisors.
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