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Emergency Room Technician

Emergency Room Technician

**This program is currently only available in Stockton and surrounding counties.**

Emergency Room Technicians perform routine patient care, support, and services, integrate education, technical competence, and patient interaction skills to gain confidence and cooperation from the patient, their family/support group, and other healthcare providers, exercise sound judgment, and develop clinical skills to support the patient’s plan of care based on the diagnosis in a timely manner. Emergency Room Technicians must manage multiple demands on their time to support the activity of the nursing staff, facilitate the timely flow of patients through the department and ensure that the department is stocked and ready always to receive and treat patients.

Available in:


Length of Study

16-29 weeks

Career Level

Gateway/Entry Level

Delivery Type

Lab/Externships, Asynchronous/Synchronous/Hybrid


  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic patient care skills, various medical procedures, views, and equipment.
  • Ability to recognize an emergency and take appropriate action.
  • Ability to interpret various data and instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Basic understanding of human anatomy, physiology, pathology, and medical terminology.
  • Possess written and verbal communication skills to explain sensitive information clearly and professionally to diverse audiences, including non-medical people.
  • Well-developed time management and organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize assignments and work within standardized operating procedures and scientific methods to achieve objectives and meet deadlines.
  • General knowledge of computer applications, such as Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
  • Prioritize assignments and work within standardized policies, procedures, and scientific methods to achieve objectives and meet deadlines.
  • Work independently, as well as be part of the team, including accomplishing multiple tasks in an environment with interruptions.
  • Identify, evaluate, and resolve standard problems by selecting appropriate solutions from established options.
  • Build collaborative relationships with peers and healthcare providers to achieve departmental and corporate objectives.

Career Opportunities

The ER Tech is entry-level in the allied health profession. There are various pathways that an individual can take from this role. The general pathway is EMT to Paramedic, often working with county fire, which can lead to the Community Paramedic. This specialized training allows the paramedic to perform various standard practice protocols in the community. Alternatively, this can lead the pathway into the nursing profession, such as Registered Nursing.

Day in the Life

An ER Tech aids Doctors and Nurses in ensuring patients receive the necessary care and medical attention during their hospital stay. Throughout their shift, an ER Tech will perform various duties to assist Doctors and Nurses. You may assess patients, move patients and specimens between units, communicate with patients and their families, resuscitate patients, when necessary, collect blood from patients, and monitor patients. You can execute tasks such as catheter insertion and nasogastric tube placement if you have further certificates.

Job Outlook

California’s outlook for the EMT is a 15% growth between 2020-2030.

Disclaimer: Futuro Health reserves the right to change or update program requirements and qualifications at any time.