SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I'm starting pre-med in the fall, almost finished w/ NYS EMT-B course. Considering ER tech vs. ambluance jobs. During my ER rotation, I asked the triage nurse about ER techs, and he seemed to answer that they don't really have any and wasn't sure what they even did. So, to anyone that knows better, what does an ER tech do exactly, how competitive are those positions, and if any of you know specifically in New York City where some of these openings are, I'd love to know! Thanks.