Careers for Certified Wilderness EMTs

A certificate from CMC’s Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician program makes the great outdoors your workplace

The outdoor industry is a growth industry, and the field of medical training for outdoor professionals is in a tremendous growth phase.  A huge demand currently exists for wilderness medical training, both EMT and EMS.

emt students with snow dogOrganizations such as government and private land managers – especially the National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management, ecologists and foresters, guides, outdoor education counselors and outfitters are requiring a “wilderness” certification along with the pre-hospital training their employees are required to have.  In addition to all of the outdoor and recreational positions, the WEMS is trained and qualified as an EMT or in EMS to work in a traditional “urban” setting as well.

The need for expedition medical support ranging from paramedics to physicians is also on the rise as high-altitude expeditions to places like Everest, Denali and Kilimanjaro have become extremely popular. Expeditions in general are on the rise as more people search for the ultimate “high-risk” adventure. As this happens, the demand for individuals with emergency medical certification continues to grow. If you’re an EMT or have EMS training, a world of job and career possibilities are open to you.