Career in EMS
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a vital component of healthcare that provides medical care to individuals in urgent situations. The EMS field is a fast-paced, high-pressure environment that requires quick thinking, teamwork, and excellent communication skills. The Wisconsin Emergency Medical Services Association (WEMS) is here to help you understand the process in starting your EMS career. Check out our step by step guide below to learn how to begin your career today!
Step 1: Find the EMS Training site closest to you
Congratulations in taking this next step towards launching your career in health care! Begin by looking for the closest training center. Take note of all tuition/fees, specific class requirements, and the time frame of the program's classes. Approved Training Centers can be found on the Department of Health Services (DHS) website.
Step 3: Take the NREMT and get Nationally Registered
The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) is the nation's organization responsible for certifying emergency medical professionals by assessing their knowledge and abilities in EMS. Passing this exam can be challenging; however, further guidance and resources are available to help you succeed.