EMTs seem to be everywhere, from popular dramas to the local newscast, rescuing people from accidents or disasters. Real emergency medical technicians, or EMTs, can be found in hospitals, helicopters, ambulances and fire trucks. While they might have different responsibilities based on their education, they share the same goal: to help those in need.

Graduates from Ranger’s EMT program can serve with federal, state or local fire departments, ambulance service companies and other private and public first responder organizations.

Employed as an emergency medical technician (EMTs) allows one to make a difference in people’s lives; automobile accident victims, people who suffer heart attacks and women who give birth prematurely. EMTs also provide vital services as they care for and transport the sick or injured to hospitals or other medical facilities.

Upon successful completion of Ranger’s EMT program, the student will attend 96 hours of clinical rotations, 48 ED, and 48 ambulance, as scheduled by Ranger College. Students will then schedule and sit for the National Registry exam.

Job Outlook

Employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is projected to grow 7 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Emergencies, such as car crashes, natural disasters, and acts of violence, will continue to require the skills of EMTs and paramedics.

Opportunities for jobs and job advancement will be best for those who have earned advanced certifications.

According to the Texas Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Mean Hourly Wage $16.50
Mean Annual Wage $34,320

To learn more contact EMT director Shannan Burch at (325) 356-0217, via email sburch@rangercollege.edu or visit: https://www.rangercollege.edu/emt/.