Career Opportunities

Do you have what it takes to be a Boston EMS EMT? At Boston EMS, you will discover an exciting and rewarding career. Join our team of medical professionals and embark on the adventure of your life.

Uniformed Positions

Working at Boston EMS is an incredibly fulfilling experience. Every day is different and every day is a challenge. As a Boston EMS EMT, you will have the opportunity to be a part of one of the best services in the country. Our members are at the forefront of every medical emergency, large and small, making life and death decisions that impact the lives of thousands of people each year.  We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, rigorous training programs and opportunities for growth. You will be trained to deliver complex medical care to the critically ill and injured, building a set of invaluable skills.

We leverage state of the art equipment and provide our personnel with exceptional training in-house, including monthly sessions and bi-annual refreshers. Boston EMS personnel are assigned to Field Operations, the Special Operations Division, the Boston Police Harbor Unit, bicycle teams, Dispatch Operations, the Training Division, and a variety of other specialty areas.

Note, Paramedics are promoted from within the Department only. Many of our EMTs are certified Paramedics but work for us as EMTs, gaining valuable experience until the opportunity for promotion arises.



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About EMT-Basic Certification
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About the Boston EMS EMT Hiring Process
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Non-Uniformed Positions

A group of highly skilled and talented administrative professionals support Boston EMS uniformed staff members as they execute the mission of the Department. Our diverse team includes financial analysts, policy experts, management information system specialists and experienced managers committed to public service. Choose a career where you can make a difference. Join Boston EMS.

To Apply

Boston EMS will announce Emergency Medical Technician hiring opportunities on the home page of this website and on Facebook.

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