Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance) Major

This major is a program that prepares individuals to assist licensed EMTs, under the supervision of a physician, to prepare and transport ill or injured patients, and to operate emergency vehicles and equipment such as life support units.

Includes instruction in first aid and emergency medicine field techniques, patient stabilization and care, medical field communications, equipment operation and maintenance, emergency vehicle operation, and applicable standards and regulations.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance) Major (use the College Search feature and enter "emergency care" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance) Major?

As an Emergency Care Attendant, you likely drive an ambulance or assist an ambulance driver in transporting sick, injured, or convalescent persons.  You also may assist in lifting patients.

Job opportunities for emergency care attendants are extremely likely in the future as this career subsector is expected to see eight (8%) growth 2019-2029.

A high school diploma or equivalent is generally the minimum educational requirement to enter this career area.  Certification or Associate Degree is highly recommended.


Emergency care attendants also need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with this occupation.


Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance) Major

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.


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