Emergency medical technician

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What are my activities in this job?
Emergency medical technicians provide first aid at the scene of an emergency under the supervision of a paramedic. They support the paramedic until the emergency doctor arrives. They also transport the victim under professional care to the hospital. Then they disinfect the ambulance and prepare it for its next emergency callout. During patient transport, technicians monitor the bodily functions of the patient and restore them as necessary. They are also responsible for transport certificates, incident reports and documentation of the callout. Paramedics also receive and coordinate emergency calls at the office.
Where can I work?
Emergency medical technicians work primarily in hospitals, mainly as part of the ambulance service or the emergency services. Emergency medical technicians can also work for blood donation services, city fire departments, disaster aid organisations, and local rescue services.
What requirements must I meet?
  • First general school leaving certificate; completion of ten years of education beyond the first general education school leaving certificate; if a two year education & training course has been completed, no school leaving certificate is required.
  • General medical fitness, minimum age 17 years
How much will the training cost?
Subject to certain costs, such as school fees or admission/examination fees.


More information on training


Information on training & education programmes

Location of the training provider


Type of training/education

Dual training: Academic and practical


The academic training lasts three to nine months


Emergency medical technician


Even after training & education is completed, further education sessions must be attended regularly in order to maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills.

Student stipend/allowance

No remuneration is paid during the school training course.

State recognition