“Saving lives, one person at a time.” Emergency Medical Service professionals (EMTs and Paramedics), out there working on the front lines every day would likely agree and understand that “helping one person may not necessarily change the world, but it will change the world for that person.” It’s safe to say that when you’re an EMT, your daily routine is pretty far from routine. It’s the kind of job that can have you racing to the scene of an accident on the highway one day, and to a baseball stadium the next, in case a fan suffers a heart attack or other life-threatening situation. It’s true. Life as an EMT is never going to be dull and you’ll have the opportunity to interact with people from all walks of life in countless different scenarios. Are you intrigued yet? Well, keep reading, because we think you’ll agree there are many more great reasons and really tangible benefits to becoming an EMT.
- My partner, my friend – There is a feeling of brotherhood or sisterhood in many professions, but when you work within the EMT community, the camaraderie is second to none. The daily routine of caring for people in tough situations creates an emotional bond, making your job feel more than worthwhile knowing your coworkers aren’t just colleagues, they’re family.
- R.E.S.P.E.C.T. – Having the respect of the community and the people around you, because doing your job just might save their life or the life of someone they know – makes doing your job that much better.
- Best of both worlds – To become an EMT, you have already done the hard work and gained the necessary trust to work independently, but you are also part of an amazing team who share the same goals and are there to support and build each other up. What could be better than that?
Abraham Lincoln said that, “Next to creating a life, the finest thing a man can do is save one.” Throw in a man OR woman to that quote and it’s a great rationale for pursuing a career as an EMT. If you live in Florida and are interested in exploring an EMT education, check out the Emergency Medical Services Program at City College. City College offers a 27 – month Associate of Science program that is helping students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to obtain EMT certification. You’ll learn real-world techniques from experienced instructors and if you need a flexible schedule, City College has you covered. Don’t wait another day to start your EMT training! Call City College today or visit one of our 5 campus locations in Altamonte Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Gainesville, Hollywood or Miami. Honest Abe also said – “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Let’s get started!