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So you’re thinking of becoming an EMT, an Emergency Medical Technician, but aren’t sure what’s required to make it happen, or if it’s an in-demand career. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of EMTs and paramedics is projected to grow seven percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations.


Peterson’s comprehensive knowledge of health and medical careers can help you prepare for the EMT-Basic Certification exam, the qualifying exam to become an EMT. 

Watch the video to learn the five steps necessary to become an EMT, from important prerequisites to passing the EMT-Basic Certification Exam.

Need help studying for the exam? Peterson’s EMT-Basic Certification exam test prep includes two, digital full-length practice tests with detailed answers to every question.