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How many years do you have to take to be a ems worker?

Asked Redwood City, California

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Nija’s Answer

Updated New York, New York

Hi Salvador,

Although, I am not an EMT but I am interested in responding to your question. According to the website, learn how to become an EMT, becoming an emergency medical technician (EMT) or paramedic can take anywhere from one to three years, depending on a student’s choice of career and educational path. EMT training focuses on life support techniques in first-response situations, including CPR, tourniquet application, and treatment of wounds. Paramedics deliver more advanced procedures and therefore require more extensive education and training.


EMT basic training (EMT-B) takes anywhere from six months to two years to complete, depending on the institution. These programs are offered at technical institutes and community colleges and typically include 120 to 150 hours of coursework. While enrolled in an EMT-B course, students learn how to complete patient assessments and handle emergency situations. A hands-on learning component also instructs students on proper use of field equipment. Some programs require enrollees to become certified in CPR before beginning classes, while others include this training in the curriculum.

I hope this information helps you to go through your educational and professional journey. Best of luck!

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