Emergency Medical Technician: Train for a Life ‘Under the Lights’

Emergency Medical Technician
SPC Emergency Medical Technician graduate Carlton Green
SPC Emergency Medical Technician graduate Carlton Green

The life of Emergency Medical Technician is different every day, which makes for a thrilling career, and St. Petersburg College can provide the EMT training to get you there!

EMTs are health care professionals who work on ambulances and respond to 911 calls. Emergency calls can range from life-threatening issues to minor complaints. EMTs work in a wide variety of locations, including patients’ homes, businesses, and even out on the street. As an EMT, you will care for patients at the scene of an accident and during transport to the hospital under the direction of other highly trained medical personnel.

SPC provides training in the two levels of Emergency Medical Services certified by the State of Florida: Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic. EMT is the first level and allows practice at the basic life support level. It also provides the foundation to become a Paramedic.

SPC Midtown, application dates


Applications are being accepted July 1 – Oct. 1, 2017.

“It’s an exciting career that makes me feel like I’m a part of something bigger than myself. By offering the EMT program at the Midtown campus, SPC made it convenient for me to complete my training close to home,” said 2016 SPC EMT program graduate Carlton Green.


Career outlook for EMT graduates

Since 2006, 88% of Emergency Medical Technician graduates have found jobs in the field, continued their education, or entered the military.

You could be hired before you complete the program!

There is a shortage both statewide and nationally for EMTs. According to Monster.com, Florida is one of the top 10 States with the most EMT/Paramedic job openings. Opportunities exist in EMS agencies, fire and police departments, hospitals, physician offices, and educational, correctional, veterans and military facilities.

EMT program applications are being accepted now! Apply by Oct. 1, 2017. For more information please contact Glenn Davis at 727-341-3680 or Davis.Glenn@spcollege.edu.

July 1: SPC Midtown begins accepting applications for Spring 2018 enrollment for Emergency Medical Technician // Info sessions held July 13 & 18 http://bit.ly/2urNBZf

Posted by The Weekly Challenger Newspaper on Friday, June 30, 2017

One thought on “Emergency Medical Technician: Train for a Life ‘Under the Lights’

  1. Thanks for the details on career outlook! Pursuing a career in EMT means a lot of responsibilities. Paramedic programs prepare you with the medical knowledge and skills to help others in the time of emergency. They are trained to handle any situation that requires stabilization and transport of individuals who are suffering a medical emergency. It’s definitely a rewarding career to have.

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