CNA Vs. EMT

EMTs often work closely with firefighters and police officers.

EMTs often work closely with firefighters and police officers.

Certified nurse aides or assistants and emergency medical technicians, commonly known as CNAs and EMTs, may care for the same patient but in vastly different circumstances. The CNA works in a warm, clean, well-lighted hospital or nursing home, while the EMT may be on his knees in mud on a rainy night helping an automobile accident victim. Both, however, need training, experience and compassion to perform their jobs.

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2016 Salary Information for EMTs and Paramedics

 

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Beth Greenwood is an RN and has been a writer since 2010. She specializes in medical and health topics, as well as career articles about health care professions. Greenwood holds an Associate of Science in nursing from Shasta College.

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