Emergency and Public Safety Careers

Emergency and Public Safety Careers

 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

DELIVERY

Day or Evening

START

Fall or Spring Semester

CAMPUS

Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie

 

OVERVIEW
Build the skills necessary to enter the emergency medical services field at HTC. You will gain hands-on experience that prepares you for a career as an Emergency Medical Services Specialist or Emergency Room Technician. This can be the start of a career that makes a real difference and it all begins with getting the real-world knowledge and skills needed to succeed.

EMTs are among the first responders on an emergency or medical scene and help start initial patient care. They also work with other emergency personnel, such as police and firefighters.


JOB OUTLOOK

Much of the growth will come from volunteer positions changing into paid positions. As the population grows, there will be a need for more emergency services. Also, the number of older adults is increasing. Older adults are the greatest users of emergency services. Both of these factors will increase the need for EMTs.

 

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT:

Emergency Medical Services Specialist Certificate

Emergency Room Technician Certificate
POTENTIAL JOB TITLES
Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced EMT, Fire Fighter First Responder, Firefighter/Paramedic, Flight Paramedic, Firefighter/EMT (Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician), Paramedic, Community Paramedic
SALARY
Median hourly wage in the U.S. is $14.96 (Source: iseek.org). Wages vary among agencies and by area of the country.
ADVISORY COMMITTEE/PARTNERSHIPS

Emergency Medical Services advisory commitee meets twice yearly to review current courses and promote or develop new courses to help our students grow in the ever-changing job market.

Advisory Commitee members include:
  • HCMC EMS
  • Allina Medical Transportation
  • North Medical Transportation
  • Cart Ambulance
  • Minneapolis Children's Hospital
  • Abbott NW Hospital
  • Laerdal Medical
  • Ameriprise Finanical
  • Hutchinson Technologies
  • St. Paul Fire

Scott Lindberg
  • National Registered Paramedic

Al Benny
  • National Registered Paramedic
  • Community Paramedic

Joe Martinez
  • National Registered Paramedic
  • Community Paramedic