EMT Recruit Academy

Earn while you learn!

Medstar is looking for compassionate and energetic team members to join us on our lifesaving mission to provide the best EMS and mobile healthcare possible. Do you love to help others and want to make a difference in your community? If so, we want to talk with you!

Our EMT Academy provides full time wages while completing the training, testing, and licensure process.  Once licensed, EMTs from our Academy join us for a career dedicated to helping people, serving their community, and making a difference in the lives of others. 

Our next EMT Academy starts soon. Apply today.

What do EMTs do?

An EMT is part of a team that provides treatment and transportation for injured and sick patients, and patients moving between clinical care facilities.. Responsibilities include:

  • Responding to 911 emergency calls
  • Providing basic life support and first aid such as CPR and wound care
  • Responding to non-emergency requests at hospitals, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, and patient homes
  • Documenting patient information and care
  • Communicating a patient’s condition and treatment provided to doctors, nurses, and other healthcare team members
  • Cleaning equipment and restocking supplies

EMTs work alongside first responders from police and fire departments, as well as doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.

EMS is 24/7, and shifts are typically 12 hours.

Many of our EMTs continue their careers in emergency medicine in roles, including Critical Care Paramedic, Flight Paramedic, Instructor, Supervisor, or leadership. For others, it’s an excellent pathway for different healthcare and public safety professions.

And no matter where life takes you, the skills you learn as a Medstar EMT will set you up for success.

Who makes a good EMT?

The best EMTs are compassionate, team players with strong communication skills who love to help others and solve problems.

They have a heart to serve and want to make a difference in their community. And since no two days are the same in EMS, flexibility and the ability to assess and act quickly are vital.

Admission Criteria

  • 18-years-old or older
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Pass a background check and drug screening
  • Provide immunization records

What is the EMT Academy Schedule?

  • Monday-Friday from 8:30 am - 5 pm classes and labs
  • Classes are In-person at our training sites in Detroit, Clinton Township (Macomb County,) or Mundy Township (Genesee County)
    • Labs 9 am - 5 pm
    • Clinical ride shifts are scheduled at different times throughout the day. A clinical can begin anywhere from 5:00 am through 12:00 noon and lasts for 12+ hours.

Have a Question?

Email hired@medstarambulance.org to receive our FAQs and more information.

Why Medstar?

Unique Opportunities
Did you know Medstar is the official EMS provider for Little Ceasars Arena and Comerica Park? Our EMTs and Paramedics are present at every home Tigers, Red Wings, and Pistons games, as well as concerts and special events at the venues. Our clinicians have opportunities to travel with long-distance deployments, including disaster relief teams. Medstar was also the only agency chosen to staff the COVID-19 field hospitals in Detroit and Novi and is frequently asked to serve on presidential and other Secret Service motorcades.

Career Advancement
Medstar supports professional development and offers its employees ongoing education and training, including free Paramedic school, which is the next level of EMS licensure after EMT. There are also opportunities to advance into leadership roles and serve on our Special Events, SWAT/Mobile Field Force, Air Medical, Education, and Community Health teams.

Job Security
Medstar is the 911 provider to more communities in Southeast Michigan than any other agency. We also provide interfacility transportation in nine counties and are owned by three of the largest healthcare systems in the region — McLaren, Henry Ford, and Ascension. Plus, over the next decade, the need for EMTs and Paramedics is expected to grow 50% more than the average of other occupations.

Medstar ambulances

Top-of-the-Line Equipment
Medstar has one of the newest fleets in the region. Since 2019, we have invested over $14 million in the most advanced life-saving equipment available and the newest, safest vehicles in the state. We continually make upgrades to ensure our crews have the best resources and training available. Medstar is also the only EMS agency in lower Michigan with an air medical flight partnership.

Medstar employees having fun

We’re a Fun Family!
We work hard, but we also like to have a good time. From selfie scavenger hunts to cook-outs to our annual recognition dinner and sweet swag, we’re always finding ways to show our appreciation for our incredible team, who genuinely feel like family.