Emergency Medical

Services / Fire Fighting

Health Sciences

Interested in being a Paramedic or a fire fighter?

Check out EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES and FIRE FIGHTING. 

What is it?

Do you want a job with action, where every day is a little different, and where you can help people in potentially life and death situations? The field of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provides that kind of career and more. The most common entry-level job is the Emergency Medical Technician, or EMT, who is a “first responder”, responding to emergency calls and providing immediate care to critically ill or injured patients and transporting them to a local hospital or medical facility in an ambulance.

What will I do?

  • The first medical provider on the scene, provides patient assessment
  • Gives preliminary treatment, stabilizes the patient
  • Transports the patient to the hospital as quickly as possible
  • Stays in contact with the hospital and doctors who can provide more advanced treatment
  • Proficient in first aid and CPR, has a solid understanding of the human anatomy

Leads to these jobs:

  • Electrocardiogram Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Fire Fighter
  • Paramedic
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Registered Nurse
  • Doctor

Is this for me?

  • Work well under pressure
  • Like to help people
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good memory
  • Like science and human anatomy

Emergency

Medical Technician

Employment Stats in Lake County

NEW JOB OPENINGS
OVER NEXT 10 YEARS

NEW JOB OPENINGS
OVER NEXT 10 YEARS

Hourly Earnings

  • Entry Level – $8.89
  • Average – $16.21
  • Experienced – $30.20

Source – Emsi, 2018

Interested in pursuing a career in emergency medical services?

IF YOU ARE IN HIGH SCHOOL:
Check first with your local high school to see if they offer a Emergency Medical Services program. You can also register for the Emergency Medical Services programs offered by the Tech Campus.

Learn more at: www.techcampus.org/ems
or www.techcampus.org/firefighting

IF YOU NEED TUITION
OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
:

Lake County Workforce Development has programs that may assist you with tuition or financial assistance.

Learn more here.

Or visit the
Job Center of Lake County’s website.

IF YOU HAVE
GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL:

Check out available Emergency Medical Services and other healthcare programs offered by the College of Lake County.

Learn more at: www.clcillinois.edu

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