Boosted with the incredible skill of medicine care, an emergency medical technician provides assistance both indoor as well as outdoor. The technicians are involved in the services of providing oxygen to patients, glucose for the diabetics and allergic reactions. Being engaged in a strenuous work culture, they are exposed to severe diseases like AIDS or hepatitis. Many times they need to check the patients causing violence due to the medicine overdose and those suffering from the mental instability. The technicians are involved in full time working schedule. The work nature of an emergency medical technician depends on the rural and urban settings.
Basic working environment
The most common working spot of an EMT include hospitals, private ambulance, fire departments and other rescue services. Career opportunities completely depend upon the coverage area of a treatment carried by the medical assistants. It may include areas like hazardous materials, quality management field, industrial safety services, etc. They often get exposed to contagious diseases. The emergency medical technicians are seen working with the professional of health care like physicians, nurses, as well as the firefighters and the police officers. Around forty-eight percent of the EMTs work in ambulance services. As per the records, it is stated that around seventeen percent of technicians are engaged in state and private hospitals.
Details of working schedules
The medical technicians that serve at emergencies are supposed to work around 50 hours in a week. Those who are engaged in hospitals, work for forty-five to sixty hours in a week. The private ambulance service makes them to work around 50 hours. Some of the technicians need to extended working hours on emergency calls. Due to the volatile job nature, irregular working programs are added to the routine, creating a stress. The technicians may work for overnight on weekends as the service is meant for the emergency incidents.