The EMS profession is expanding rapidly to include numerous aspects of patient care in addition to emergency management. While EMTs and paramedics have been, and will continue to be, the backbone of our nation's 9-1-1 rescue system, many exciting new opportunities exist for career growth.
Emergency Medical Services play a vital role today in public safety. EMS will continue to grow and gain in stature, as recognized experts in the following areas are sorely needed across the nation:
- community health training
- disaster response
- mass casualty prevention
- preparation and mitigation management
- humanitarian assistance
- injury and illness prevention
- primary care
- emergency department care plus, many other areas of public service.
As the field continues to grow and change, leaders and educators with a background in emergency medicine are needed more than ever to help shape the future of Emergency Medical Services.