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Military Emergency Medical Technicians

Military Career

General Information


EMTs are health professionals trained to respond quickly to emergency situations. Military EMTs provide emergency medical treatment, limited primary care, force health protection, and evacuation assistance in a variety of operational and clinical settings from point of injury or illness through the continuum of military healthcare. They perform basic diagnostic and laboratory tasks. They may work in military health facilities or in the field.

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Work Environment

Emergency medical technicians usually work in hospitals and clinics on land or aboard ships.

Comparable Industries

  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

Jobs in this career field may be available in other service branches. Call or email a particular branch for more info.

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required

Military Workforce

Emergency Medical Technicians in the Military


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Salary Information

Median Military Salary This is the median, or the midpoint, of the salary range for this career.


Military Salary Range Salary varies based on years of service, degree level, special pays, family status and location. Learn more about Military benefits.

$25,840 - $362,582

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Military training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Job training for emergency medical technicians consists of classroom and on-the job instruction, including practice in providing patient care. Training content varies depending on specialty and may include: Emergency medical treatmentBasic patient careAnatomy and physiologyMinor surgical proceduresClinical laboratory proceduresMethods for diagnosing diseasesPlaster-casting techniques

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