With the way things are going, with new COVID variants still emerging, it is apparent that we still have a pretty long way to go to see the light at the end of this dark tunnel called the COVID 19 pandemic. All we can do is to continue to cling to the hope that, one day, things will get back to normal – when people can go out once again unmasked, without worries.

Here at the Healthcare Academy of California, the current COVID trend means one thing: to continue to provide aspiring EMTs with the training they need. Our EMT classes in North County, San Diego continue to cater to those who want to be highly qualified EMTs and become part of the crucial industry that helps in mitigating the effects of the pandemic.

Apart from the demands for COVID response, here are some career prospects waiting for EMT trainees:

First responders – there are several jobs available as first responders, such as firefighters and emergency medical service responders. The former may require additional training, but this training is provided in the fire academy after you get hired.

Emergency dispatchers – as an emergency dispatcher, you will, for example, handle 911 calls and then connect the resulting work to the appropriate people to manage the current emergency.

Industrial medic – an EMT job that typically handles emergencies in massive factories, wherein injuries and illnesses are common occupational hazards.

Emergency room technicians – while EMTs usually work outside of a hospital, an ERT job is the opposite. Both involve dealing with emergencies. The main difference is that, as an ERT, the patients will come to you rather than the other way around.

Health information officers – an administrative job wherein you will handle tasks such as organizing and analyzing patients’ records. You may even be handling billing and insurance tasks. Employers hire EMTs in this field because the latter is already familiar with the language and medical terminology.

Online looking for a reputable training provider that offers EMT classes in North County, San Diego? Contact us today at (760) 232-4050.