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How to go from Medical Assistant to EMT?

I am currently in school for Medical Assistant but would like to make it to become an EMT. I am really not sure how to go about it, because my teachers don't really have advice for me, but I am very interested in that career field. I know that there aren't very many Medical Assistant jobs available, but I do know that there is always a need for an EMT. Any advice is welcome

Asked By: - 9/15/2012
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EMT is only a 110 hour course which can be done at a votech, ambulance company or fire department. Occasionally you'll find a class at a community college. There are some places where you can take the whole course in 14 days... More
Answered By: Buddy - 9/15/2012
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in USA contact your local community college for how to transfer or get into next program. education requirements differ state 2 state.
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Answered By: Rob - 9/15/2012
 
It is a one semester class at the CC near me. The pay is about the same however; and it can be just as hard to find an EMT position---any career that only takes a short time to complete will be flooded with people. Rather than just collect low level certificates, you might want to bump it up a notch. You may also... More
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Answered By: Diane A - 9/16/2012
 
It is a separate program, so all you have to do is apply. It would be better(and more difficult) to become a paramedic.
Answered By: Bill - 9/16/2012
 
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