The Emergency Medical Technician-Basic program at Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy is designed to prepare students to provide basic life support (BLS) to sick and injured patients. EMT-Basic is the minimum level of licensure one must obtain in the State of Michigan to work on an ambulance. The EMT-Basic program at Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy exceeds the US-DOT’s EMT Basic National Standard Curriculum and is approved by the MDHHS.
EMTs and Paramedics are in-demand. For example, according to the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is projected to grow 7% from 2018 to 2028, which is faster than the average for all occupations. a In addition, according to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, employment of EMTs and Paramedics in the State of Michigan is projected to grow 16.2% from 2016 to 2026.
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