Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. People’s lives often depend on their quick reaction and competent care. EMTs and paramedics respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities. Salary and responsibilities increase partially with experience, but mostly with the level of EMT training a paramedic has had completed. Effective EMTs are compassionate, physically fit, and have strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills.