Nationally, employment of EMTs is expected to grow faster than average through 2010. Much of the growth will come from volunteer positions changing into paid positions.
As_the _population grows, there will be a need for more emergency services. Also, the number of older adults is increasing. Older adults are the greatest users of emergency services. Both of these factors will increase the need for EMTs.
In addition, hospitals are increasingly specializing in treating a particular illness or injury. This results in more patients needing to be transferred to the hospital best able to treat them. Most patients must be transferred by ambulance, so their condition can be monitored en route. Therefore, more demand for transfers between hospitals increases the demand for the services of EMTs and paramedics.
There also still will be demand for part-time, volunteer EMTs and paramedics in rural areas and smaller metropolitan areas.
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