Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

City of Oceanside Fire Department | Public Safety and Healthcare-Clinical

Average Wage for this Career

$54,510** *This figure represents the median wage for this career in San Diego County and not the wages of any specific interviewee

Occupational Outlook


About Emergency Medical Technician

Meet Daniel Garcia, Emergency Medical Technician, who tells us all about his role with the City of Oceanside Fire Department. An EMT responds to medical emergencies; renders aid to injured parties; assists at non-medical emergency scenes with support related activities; operates ambulances and other related medical equipment; participates in station, equipment and apparatus maintenance; attends training classes and drills; participates in training with hands-on, practical application to acquire knowledge in basic fire-fighting related equipment, skills and techniques; and diagnoses medical problems and performs first-aid and resuscitator functions. Daniel studied Kinesiology prior to working as an EMT and also is enrolled in the fire academy to become a firefighter. Learn more about being an EMT at the U.S. Department of Labor Career One Stop.

Education Resources

Public Service/Health Science and Medical pathways
Career and Technical Education program

Fire Technology Program
Palomar College

EMT Program
Oceanside Fire Department EMT Program

Vocational EMT Training
Institute of Healthcare