Within the EMS world, there are a variety of specialty positions that you can get trained and certified in. These positions arose out of a need for more individualized skills for distinct situations. Getting certified in one of these fields can garner you more job opportunities and even higher pay. At EMS PRO Expo we understand the importance of these unique positions which is why we provide classes and learning opportunities for those who specialize in them at our yearly convention.
Specialty Certification for EMTs
When getting your EMS certification there are two different levels of care that you can choose from, these include Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS). Each has a variety of job options to choose from with different testing and levels of training.
Based on your location, getting a Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician certification might benefit your community if you live rurally. Alternatively becoming a Tactical Responder fits better into an urban environment where you would work closely with the law enforcement TEMS (Tactical Emergency Medical Service) team where triage, operational medicine
- Basic Life Support (BLS)
- First Responder
- Ambulance Driver
- Ambulance Care Assistant (ACA)
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
- Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT): informally referred to as Wilderness EMS (WEMS)
- Emergency Medical Dispatcher
- Advanced Life Support (ALS)
- Community Paramedic (CP)
- Critical Care Paramedic (CCP)
- Flight Paramedic (FP)
- Tactical Paramedic (TP)
- Tactical Responder (TR)
Training and Testing for Specialty EMS Positions
If you are interested in some of the more advanced positions available to the EMT world, meeting and speaking with those who already have been certified can help you decide if the position is right for you. Attending our EMS PRO Expo allows you the opportunity to connect with other EMS personnel in your same field or a field you are interested in pursuing. Networking and discussing job differences based on your location can give you insight into new techniques and ways to better your knowledge and skills.