The world of medicine is always growing. It doesn’t matter if you’re considering a career path of becoming a doctor, physician's assistant, or paramedic, there’s always going to be a need for more people to fill open positions. This means that there will often be EMS jobs in Michigan that need to be filled by people like you who are willing to serve those in need. At Mobile Medical Response, we want to help those who are looking to enter the field as EMS workers get the training they need. Read our short guide for a basic rundown of what it looks like to get training for the job.
High school diploma or GED
To first be eligible for any courses that will train you in working an EMS job, you must have earned your high school diploma or GED. You won’t be admitted into any EMT programs unless you have documentation to confirm that you possess a high school diploma or GED.
Receiving your EMT certification is the first step to a career as an emergency responder. Those who are looking to enter work in the healthcare field often enter as emergency medical technicians (EMTs) then work up from there. As an EMT, you’ll learn how to respond to both emergency and non-emergency calls with an emphasis on patient care during transportation in an ambulance. You’ll learn how to care for patients who are medically ill or traumatically injured before and during their transportation to a hospital. Our EMT course is 233 hours and runs for about four months.
The experience EMTs gain on the job will be beneficial to advancing their career if they so choose. This means that you can eventually progress to becoming a paramedic or more easily apply for higher education like nursing, physicians assistants, and others.
College-level Anatomy and Physiology class
If you’d like to further your career from an EMT to a paramedic, you must take and pass a college-level Anatomy and Physiology course with a C or better. If you’re not able to take a college-level class, you can also complete the Anatomy and Physiology for the Prehospital Provider class online with a cumulative completion score of at least 80%.
Paramedics are required to complete additional courses beyond that of an EMT because they’re qualified to provide more advanced car