What can I do with my Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)?

What can I do with my Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)?

Are you looking for EMT Jobs? EMTs in New Hampshire have many career opportunities.

EMT Jobs in New Hampshire are plentiful. As an EMT, you have many career paths open to you. You can become a firefighter, which is a very rewarding career. Or you could work in a hospital setting, or for an ambulance company or EMS agency. The possibilities are endless!



EMTs have many career opportunities, the most obvious of which is to become a firefighter. As a firefighter, you would respond to emergency medical calls as well as fire emergencies. Firefighters are also frequently involved in public education, such as teaching people how to escape a fire.

Many fire departments in New Hampshire require both EMT and Firefighter certifications. 

There are several steps to become a firefighter: You should be certified as an Emergency Medical Technician, pass your CPAT test, apply for jobs with local fire departments or EMS agencies, interview with the hiring department and (if selected), complete written exams (for some positions), pass background checks and drug screenings, go through physical fitness tests such as climbing ladders or carrying equipment up flights of stairs while wearing full gear, and finally be sworn in as a firefighter.

-Hospital or Medical Office

Many EMTs also find employment in a hospital or medical office setting. They usually find themselves providing patient care and doing patient assessments. These are not necessarily emergencies, though they can be. In this case, you would need to have a high degree of skill and knowledge in dealing with the patient's needs.

-Ambulance Service / EMS Agency

Another commonplace for EMTs to work is with an ambulance service or EMS agency. These jobs can be very demanding, but they also offer a great deal of variety. You may find yourself responding to emergency calls, providing patient care, doing assessments, and transporting patients from one facility to another.


-First Aid Station or Ski Patrol

Many first aid stations and ski patrols employ EMTs. These organizations provide first aid and/or medical care to people who are injured while participating in outdoor activities. This can be a very rewarding career, especially if you enjoy outdoor activities.


-Other Positions

There are many other positions that EMTs can find employment in. These include jobs with police departments, correctional facilities, schools, and private companies. The important thing is to think outside the box and explore all of your options. There are many great places to work as an EMT, so don't be afraid to look!

You can see a list of state wide employment opportunities hosted by the state.