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Welcome to Opportunities in Emergency Medical Tech

When crisis hits, EMTs find themselves at the center of the action, drawing on their intensive training to make quick decisions and save lives. In essence, they’re the first of the first responders.

Saddleback's EMT program covers fundamental skills in emergency care, including stabilization and transport, prehospital emergency care, patient assessment, and more. Program graduates go on to high-energy careers as Emergency Medical Technicians, working for government agencies and private companies.

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$29,190 - $118,500

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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 

Ambulance Attendant

Police / Fire / Ambulance Dispatcher

Physician Assistant 

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Hiring Companies

St. Joseph Hospital of Orange

Liberty Ambulance 

RestorixHealth

Many More!

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Yes! Opportunities are emerging for EMT professionals. Here are a few of the many careers and their average salaries.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - $32,050

Ambulance Driver / Attendant - $29,190

Police / Fire / Ambulance Dispatcher - $65,120

Emergency Management Director (w/further education) - $115,610

Physician Assistant (w/ further education) - $118,500

Saddleback College offers one occupational skills award in this in-demand field.

For more information about this program, you can also visit the main Saddleback website’s Emergency Medical Technician page.

  • Emergency Medical Technician (Occupational Skills Award)

West Anaheim Medical Center * St. Joseph Hospital of Orange * CHOC Children’s * UCLA Health * West Anaheim Medical Center * Liberty Ambulance * OneLegacy * RestorixHealth * Ambulnz * And Many More! *

Randy Hardick NREMT-P, M.A., Department Chair, Program Director - (949) 582-4819

Alicia Kirk, Program Specialist - (949) 582-4581

Patty Gleed, RN, BSN, MICN, Faculty - (949) 582-4385

Saddleback College is proud to be Orange County’s premier provider of low-cost career education. See the 2019 Cost of Education Statement for the most recent information on cost of attendance.

For financial aid, visit the Student Financial Assistance & Scholarship Office online, for details on financial assistance sources, including grants, loans, scholarships, work-study opportunities, and more!

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