I've got my EMT license, now what?

Posted by Jamie Heinrich on July 19, 2021
Jamie Heinrich

When I pictured where an EMT works, my immediate thought was an ambulance. That’s the only place an EMT can work, right? No! Having an EMT license can open doors across the country with job opportunities in just about any industry you can imagine.

Here are 7 cool jobs you can do with an EMT license in Montana: 
  • Ski Patrol
    • Ski Patrols work to promote ski safety, enforce area policies (where applicable), and help the injured within their jurisdiction. Ski patrollers also work to set up the mountain before it opens by conducting trail checks, providing avalanche control work, and setting up necessary equipment in preparation for the day.

  • Bike Patrol 
    • Bike Patrollers engage in preventive care through trail maintenance, signage and guest interaction. Act as a first responder to incidents across the mountain. The majority of the work is conducted outdoors in the on-mountain arena. They build, maintain, and properly sign mountain bike trails utilizing proper trail building technique. Also they can assist in production of bike races, bike clinics and other mountain activities. 
  • Industrial EMT
    • One of the higher paying and most secure job functions, an Industrial EMT works at a mine, power plant, refinery, or any other high-risk industrial setting. Their primary function being the safety of employees, industrial EMTs build and train on safety protocols and procedures and respond to incidents when they occur. 
  • Wildland Fire EMT/ Fireline EMT
    • Wildland Fire EMTs (also called Fireline EMTs) deploy on wildfires. They provide medical care to line firefighters and support staff. These EMTs are often required to hike and camp and work in extreme environments and respond to equally extreme injuries and illnesses. 

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  • Entertainment Staffing EMT 
    • An entertainment staffing EMT provides stand-by emergency medical assistance to individuals involved with TV or film productions, concerts, or festivals (anywhere large crowds gather for entertainment). Other duties include advising the production team on safety issues and ensuring all risk mitigation steps are followed.
  • Expedition Medic
    • As an expedition medic (or EMT) your role starts several months before the trip begins. Companies will often ask you to send out pre-departure medical information, such as advice on vaccinations, and to screen participants’ medical forms. Once on expedition you will be expected to routinely check in with everyone and ensure they are getting on okay, as well as respond to medical problems if and when they occur. 
  • Swiftwater/Tech Rescue
    • While further certification is necessary to be proficient in these extreme Swift water rescue is a subset of technical rescue dealing in white water river conditions. Due to the added pressure of moving water, swift water rescue involves the use of specially trained personnel, ropes, and mechanical advantage systems that are often much more robust than those used in standard rope rescue. Swiftwater certified EMTs and Tech rescue teams work closely with Search and Rescue to provide medical care and extrication in austere environments. 
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