What do people wish they knew before earning their EMT Certification?

Here's what 2,841 EMT Certification reviewers have answered when asked “What is the one thing you wish you knew before earning this certification?”

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“It looks very good on a resume.”

Sept. 25, 2019

“I would have went into nursing instead. Unless you’re going to work for a fire department, don’t be a Paramedic.”

Sept. 25, 2019

“I wish I knew how strenuous it would be.”

Sept. 25, 2019

“I wish I had spent more time studying so not to be as nervous in testing prep.”

Sept. 25, 2019

“I would need a lot of experience as an EMT before I could do anything else.”

Sept. 25, 2019

“Patience”

Sept. 25, 2019

“I wish I had gotten it sooner.”

Sept. 25, 2019

“I wish I knew about all of the paid training programs companies offer.”

Sept. 25, 2019

“The work hours for this job are very difficult if you are a single parent and the pay is not great.”

Sept. 25, 2019

“My state does not recognize the NREMT license on its own merit, requiring additional in state licensing.”

Sept. 25, 2019

“I wish I knew how much of a change I could make becoming certified to help both at work and off duty.”

Sept. 25, 2019

“How little EMT’s made and the time they was away from there family.”

Sept. 24, 2019

“I wish I would've done it sooner”

Sept. 24, 2019

“I was unaware how many jobs like you to have it.”

Sept. 24, 2019

“I have no regrets what so ever”

Sept. 24, 2019

“I wish that I knew which hospitals my school utilized for clinical rotations beforehand so that I could gain the most experience possible.”

Sept. 24, 2019

“Doesn’t pay well for the first year.”

Sept. 24, 2019

“The pay”

Sept. 24, 2019

“I was very aware of the job requirements and obligations of obtaining by license.”

Sept. 24, 2019

“It’s a very tough, mentally and physically, position but worth it if you put effort into it.”

Sept. 24, 2019
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