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Please help me.

I wanted to know what exactly classes do you guys recommend in HS for becoming EMS/EMT?

Also what school exactly do I take after HS? Do I just go to University/College and then another school or...?

Please I need the most advice i could get.

Thanks in Advance.

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Some EMS agencies allow people to do ride alongs, you might want to stop by your local service to chat with them. 

The EMT class is a short class that you can find at a college near you. You are not required to take anything prior to that course, but a college level English class would be helpful as well as medical terminology. You have to be 18 to certify as an EMT. You must have the EMT certification to advance in EMS.

Why do you want to work in EMS? 

Feel free to post follow up questions.

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This is a hard question to answer since every place does it differently.  Let's start with where you are located.  In high school, focus on graduating and taking science and math classes.  In some places, EMS is college level and in some places it is not.  Good college classes to take are anatomy and physiology, math, English.

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Math, biology, chemistry, A&P, any health related course your school offers (I taught a Sports Medicine class at mine till I went back to FT as a Paramedic). English writing skills also need to be sharp.

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