Employment opportunities exist with ambulance services, fire and police departments, hospital emergency departments and clinics, as well as private industry.
An Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (EMT-B) is trained to assess and provide care in three major categories.
1st category: An EMT-B is trained to provide basic life support for critically ill and injured patients with such skills as airway management, CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation), controlling accessible bleeding, and treating for shock and poisoning.
2nd category: Training includes non-life-threatening conditions such as bandaging and splinting, delivering babies, and care of the newborn.
3rd category: Training covers non-medical requirements, including verbal and written communication skills, proper extrication techniques and equipment, and coping with medicolegal problems.
EMT Training is not limited to the previously given examples, but this description provides some idea of the scope of training.