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EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN

Correct Name of the Career


Emergency Medical Technician
Education and Training required
Important skills include knowledge of how to give first aid, the ability to keep calm under
pressure, communication, and physical fitness.
Recommended high school classes include biology, chemistry, psychology, physical
education, and medical terminology courses, if possible. Extra curricular activities such
as participating in sports can be valuable.
Usually, college degrees arent required. The training and a high school diploma are
usually all you need.
Required to be able to give Basic Life Support treatments, such as CPR.
Training programs to become an EMT are available at community and technical colleges,
hospitals, and fire departments. Sometimes, in order to get accepted into these programs,
a basic physical and proof of insurance and immunizations are required.
All states require a criminal background check and for you to be at least 18 years of age.
There are three levels of EMTs: EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate/Advanced, (name is
different depending on the area), and EMT-Paramedic, with Paramedic being the highest.
EMT-Basics go through about 6 to 15 weeks of training. EMT-Intermediate requirements
vary from state to state, but usually require extra training and the passing of a few related
exams. Paramedics usually require 6 months of experience as an EMT, 1 1/1-2 years of
training, and passing the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
(NREMT) exams. Some states will award a degree upon completion of these exams.
Responsibilities and Daily Activities
EMTs are trained to immediately and efficiently take care of the critically injured or ill,
and to transport them to a medical center, either by ambulance or air. They are expected
to be able to treat immediate, potentially life threatening medical emergencies like severe
allergic reactions, heart attacks, and strokes. EMTs must communicate with medical staff
about their patients and what medical treatments have been administered. After
responding to a call, they are required to disinfect the ambulance and equipment used in
order to avoid the spread of disease.
What an EMTs responsibilities are depend on their level. An EMT-Basics
responsibilities are usually pretty basic, like giving CPR. An EMT-Intermediates
responsibilities include EMT-Basics responsibilities, along with a few more
responsibilities, such as to give certain medications. A Paramedic has all responsibilities
in terms of emergency medical service. Paramedics may also be required to work with
EMTs of lower levels, in order to help them gain experience. All responsibilities vary
from state to state.
EMTs usually work for the local hospital or fire department.
Salary Range
The average salary of an EMT in Kentucky is $31,379.
The salary range of an EMT in Kentucky is $28,272-$36,004.
Salary usually increases depending on the level and performance of the EMT. Paramedics
often have the highest paying jobs.
Documentation of Sources
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to-know/.
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Self-Reflection
I had heard of this job before.
It wouldnt require a college degree, and it would provide valuable experience as a first
career. Later, after more education, I would be able to pursue a job in the medical field
already having some medical knowledge.
I would not trust myself with someones life if it was in my hands.
I dont think I would enjoy this job.
Working desperately to save someones life would put too much pressure on me if I was
an EMT. I cant work effectively under pressure, so I have a new level of respect for
them.
CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATOR
Correct Name of the Career
Crime Scene Investigator
Education and Training required
Important knowledge/skills include communication and interviewing skills, writing, the
ability to stay calm at all times, attention to detail, and problem solving.
Recommended high school classes include biology, chemistry, and political science. If
specializing in sketching, visual art is also valuable. Join clubs/extra-curricular activities
related to those subjects.
A Bachelors Degree is usually prefered, if not required, by most departments, though
some positions require less formal education. Recommended college majors include
forensic sciences or criminal justice. Recommended minor courses include computer
training, drafting, and photography, as these skills will be valuable in your work.
Departments often have new employees have a period of on-the-job training with a field
training officer. This is often where most of the experience needed is gained.
Post-graduate work is often pursued and is recommended, when looking for jobs required
to specialize. It can also often get you a higher paying job.
Some agencies require you to be a police officer first, but most do not.
Responsibilities and Daily Activities
In general, crime scene investigators have the responsibilities of securing and restricting
the crime scene with law enforcement in order to avoid contamination or disturbance of
any evidence, documenting the crime scene by taking written notes, photographs, and
sketches, and collecting any evidence (hair, fingerprints, blood, etc.).
Whether or not specializing is required depends on the city, organization, and crime. A
large organization or city will likely have many crime scene investigators specializing in
many areas, while a smaller organization or city will likely have a few general purpose
crime scene investigators. If specialization is required, it is usually with one of their
major responsibilities such as evidence collection, securing and restricting the crime
scene, and documenting the crime scene. These in turn can have sub-specialties. For
example, one can specialize in collecting a specific type of evidence, such as impressions
or firearms.
Crime Scene Investigators usually work for the local law enforcement agency, or for the
federal government.
Salary Range
The salary range of a crime scene investigator in Kentucky is approx. $38,000 - $99,000.
Salary depends on which agency you work for, federal crime scene investigators typically
have much higher salaries.
Salary also varies based on education and experience. The more education/experience,
the greater the salary.
Documentation of Sources
Criminal Justice Programs. (nd). Prepare for Your Career in Criminal Justice. [accessed
26 August 2017]. Retrieved from
https://colleges.criminaljusticeprofiles.org/classes/step2.
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Retrieved from http://www.crimesceneinvestigatoredu.org/job-description/.
Byrd, M., (nd). Duty Description for the Crime Scene Investigator. Crime Scene
Investigator Network. [accessed 26 August 2017]. Retrieved from http://www.crime-
scene-investigator.net/dutydescription.html.
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investigator.net/becomeone.html.
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Our Everyday Life. [accessed 26 August 2017]. Retrieved from
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Self-Reflection
I had heard of this job before.
I would find it very interesting to investigate crime scenes, as I enjoy research and
puzzles.
I wouldnt like the feeling that I may have done something wrong, especially when so
much could be on the line. I dont trust myself when it comes to making important
decisions.
Yes, I think I would enjoy this job, though it probably wouldnt be my first choice.
Even if I wouldnt trust myself, it would be a very interesting and exciting job, and if
done well, I would be helping to make the best out of a bad situation, in other words,
right the wrongs which have been done in the community, without having a potentially
more demanding job, like a police officer.

Conclusion Questions:
1. The EMTs, if they arrived in time, might have been able to save Annas life, if not, at
least they would be able to document it pretty well, as they would be able to see her as
she died, and possibly gain information on how she died. The crime scene investigators
would be able to secure and document the scene, and collect evidence, which would at
least help to gain some information regarding her death, and could possibly help forensic
scientists make a conclusion on how she died.