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Andy Joseph - EMT
Posted: 08/28/2006

Andy Joseph

What do you do:
EMT (Emergency Medical Technician)

Where do you work:
For a private company, in the Southwest of Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts

When did you realize you wanted to be an  EMT: 
It took  some time to realize what I wanted to do, but September 11 really got me started on planning for my new career. I wasn’t happy at ESPN.  I wanted to feel like I had touched someone’s life.

Why be an EMT:
I always had an interest in emergency medicine, probably because I spent so much time in the ER as a kid with sports injuries… I needed a job that made me happy and got me excited about going to work every day.

How would you advise others: 
Take the opportunity to ride along with a fire department or a private company. Most companies and fire departments will allow you to ride as long as you have a current CPR card and you sign a waiver. This will give a first hand look at what the job is like and if this is something you think you can handle.