Complete an EMT Basic Training. Courses range in length from eight weeks to 4 four months, depending on number of hours spent in class. Intensive classes meet 18 18 hours per week and are eight weeks longs, while semester long classes, take four months to complete. EMT Courses are 160-180 hours of coursework.
You need to be at least 16 years old to become certified in CT. You may begin a class before turning 16?
The EMT-Basic test is given via a computer and is a Computer Adaptive Test (i.e., the test is adapted based on the student’s aptitude). The number of questions on the EMT-Basic exam will range from 70 to 120 based on the EMT student’s aptitude. You will be given a maximum of two hours to complete the EMT-Basic exam.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary of EMS workers was $31,980 per year, or about $15.38 per hour in 2014. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $20,860, and the top 10 percent earned about $55,110.
You will about patient assessment, how to treat medical and trauma emergencies. You will also learn about pediatric emergencies, safe emergency operations, etc.
You will need to find an EMT Course that fits your schedule. Complete course and complete certification testing. Many towns utilize volunteer EMTs. Many EMS agencies will reimburse you for cost of course after volunteering during a probationary period.
There are many volunteer ambulance services in CT that pay EMTs on a per call basis or a stipend for number of hours on schedule.
We recommend Healthcare Provider BLS.
Which CPR or First Aid class is right for businesses/workplaces and organizations interested in safety?
We recommend Heartsaver CPR AED & Heartsaver First Aid
Which CPR or First Aid class is right for businesses such as daycares, after school programs & summer camps?
We recommend Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid & AED CT Supplemental Training.
We recommend Heartsaver CPR AED & Heartsaver First Aid.
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