What does the EMT-Basic Original training course involve?
Our EMT training course, which is located the Oakwood Heights Community 345 Guyon Ave Staten Island NY includes a mixture of practical and lecture-based instruction. Students will be required to demonstrate competence in practical skills as well as on written examinations. In addition, each student will complete a minimum of 10 hour in either an Hospital Emergency Department or on a 911 Ambulance. Our clinical affiliates include Richmond University Medical Center Emergency Department and Department of EMS, Northwell Health Staten Island University Hospital Department of EMS and Volunteer Heart Ambulance.
Students who successfully complete all course requirements will take the NYS EMT-Basic Certification exams.
At the conclusion of the course, the EMT Basic will have demonstrated competency in:
- Patient assessment
- Trauma care
- Managing medical emergencies
- Utilizing Basic Life Support equipment
- Hemorrhage control
- Fracture and spinal stabilization
- Managing environmental emergencies
- Emergency childbirth
- Use of a semi-automatic defibrillator
What is the job outlook like for EMT-Basics?
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities for Emergency Medical Technicians and paramedics have been increasing steadily since 2002, and employment for these positions is expected to grow faster than the average through 2022. Job prospects are predicted to be good, particularly in cities such as New York City and with private ambulance services.
Employment of emergency medical technicians and paramedics is expected to grow by 23 percent between 2016 and 2022, which is faster than the average for all occupations. Full-time paid EMTs and paramedics will be needed to replace unpaid volunteers, as it is becoming increasingly difficult for emergency medical services to recruit and retain unpaid volunteers. As a result, more paid EMTs and paramedics will be needed. Furthermore, as the large baby boom generation ages and becomes more likely to have medical emergencies, demand will increase for EMTs and paramedics. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also predicts continued demand for part-time, volunteer EMTs and paramedics in rural areas and smaller metropolitan areas.
What do EMT-Basics earn?
An EMT’s pay depends on several factors, including the geographical area in which they work, the agency through which they work, whether they are employed in the private or public sector, their level of experience, and what level of training they’ve received.
According to statistics furnished by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, EMT-Basics can expect to make between $32,500 – $54,000 yearly + overtime and benefits, depending on these and other factors.
Who is eligible to enroll? Do I need a high school diploma/GED/driver’s license?
You are eligible to enroll in an EMT-Basic training course if:
- You are 17 years old, or you will be 17 years old by the end of the month in which you plan to take the New York State certification exam.
- You can read, write, and communicate in English. All classes and tests are given in English.
You do NOT need a high school diploma, GED, driver’s license, or US citizenship/green card to enroll in the EMT-Basic training course and earn your certification. However, these and other factors may affect your hiring potential.
A candidate with a criminal conviction may attend and complete all of the requirements of the EMT-Basic course. However, the candidate will not be permitted to take the NYS certification exam until the DOH has reviewed the circumstances of the conviction(s) and made a determination that the candidate does not demonstrate a risk or danger to patients. For more information about this policy, visit this page.