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What does an emergency room technician do?

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Emergency room technicians are medical professionals who have completed emergency medical technician training and work in an emergency room. They work under the supervision of registered nurses and assess and transport patients, handle specimens, communicate with patients and families, resuscitate and monitor patients, and draw blood.

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Different states have different educational requirements for emergency room technicians, and some schools offer certificate or associate degree programs tailored specifically for the specialty. Emergency room technicians are typically trained in cardiac care, anatomy, physiology, emergency childbirth, CPR and trauma treatment. As of 2014, the average annual salary for emergency room technicians with five years of experience or less is $26,000.

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