How to Write an EMT-B Resume


Writing an EMT-B, or Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, resume in a way that stresses your specific skill sets in this industry is critical for landing a position in the field. EMT-Bs are individuals who care for patients at the scene of an accident and while transporting patients to hospitals. EMT-Bs, who generally are required to complete 120 hours of training, complete less training than EMT-Intermediates and Paramedics. Their median hourly wage at the time of publication was $14.10, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Word processing software
  • Write the header of your EMT-B resume. Write your first and last name in large, bold letters, using a font such as Times New Roman. Then, write your mailing address, cell phone number, home phone number and a professional email address.

  • Create the heading "Summary of Qualifications," and list your special EMT-B skills, using bullet points. For example, mention that you earned your EMT-B credential through your state and through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, if applicable. Also, state that you have your cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification. Emphasize that you have an extensive amount of knowledge and experience in emergency response, if this applies to you. In addition, specify that you have a valid motor vehicle operator's license and a strong physical ability to perform the job.

    Mention that you are able to follow oral and written instructions, maintain working relationships with employees, make decisions independently using good judgment and perform well under mental and physical pressure. Be concise in your bullet points, and use active voice.

  • List your educational institutions --- all the colleges you attended that pertain to your EMT-B career. Specify the college, followed by the city, the state abbreviation, the health-related degree you earned or the course of study you completed and then the year you finished your schooling there. Also, write your final grade point average, if it was 3.0 or higher. Put your most recent training experience first.

  • Make a list of your work experiences that relate to the EMT-B field. Write your job title, such as "EMT-B" or "physical therapy technician," and mention the month and year you started in that role as well as the month and year you stopped, or put "present" if you still work in that capacity. Write the name of the company with which you worked, followed by the company's city and state abbreviation. Put your most recent job first.

    Mention your duties in those positions, using bullet points and emphasizing the duties most relevant to the job for which you are applying. For example, stress in active voice that you have assessed patient vital signs, used an automatic defibrillator, immobilized broken bones and communicated patient information to oncoming shifts. Write in the past tense if you completed these duties at previous jobs, and write in the present tense if you are still doing these tasks.

  • Put a heading for your affiliations, and mention that you are a member of the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians or the International Association of EMTs and Paramedics if this applies. Also, mention that your references are available upon request. Try to keep your resume to one page.

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