SDN Members don't see this ad. About the ads. I was reading a pre-medical pamphlet passed out at my community college today and was surprised to see that one of the venerable pre-med choices was to do EMT work. I was surprised and intrigued that an opportunity like this existed, I had thought it took years of training to be certified as an EMT so I couldn't see it as an opportune college side-job. So I'm curious exactly how long does it take to get EMT certified? What kind of hours does the job entail? Is it even possible to attend college and do EMT work at the same time? Thanks in advance for any info.