EMT Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your EMT interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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Do you aspire to work in a leadership position?

"I would like to work as a shift supervisor one day, but feel that I need t least three years experience with your company before I would feel comfortable enough to apply for the position. I worked as a server in a restaurant for three years before promoting to a managerial position. I felt it took that long to really understand what the job required. I found that I was an effective leader because I knew what was required of every position in the restaurant, and I had compassion for the employees. The previous manager mentored me and taught me how to be an effective and respected manager. I have a strong work ethic and believe in leading by example."

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30 EMT Interview Questions & Answers

Below is a list of our EMT interview questions. Click on any interview question to view our answer advice and answer examples. You may view 10 answer examples before our paywall loads. Afterwards, you'll be asked to upgrade to view the rest of our answers.

  • 1. Do you aspire to work in a leadership position?

  • 2. Why should we hire you over the other applicants?

  • 3. Do you have anything to add?

  • 4. Describe your experience working under pressure.

  • 5. What did you dislike the most about your previous job?

  • 6. What would you describe as your greatest weakness in regards to working as an EMT?

  • 7. How would you handle a complaint filed against you from a patient?

  • 8. You and your partner always seem to disagree. They constantly degrade your EMT skills, and you would like a new partner. How would you approach requesting a new partner?

  • 9. Ten years from now, where do you see yourself in your career?

  • 10. What would you say is your greatest accomplishment?

  • 11. You and your partner are on duty and go to the supermarket to buy some lunch. While shopping, a man approaches you and starts yelling at you, saying he cannot believe his tax dollars are paying for you to eat. How do you respond?

  • 12. Why did you leave your last job?

  • 13. What would you do if your partner seemed burned out and was increasingly rude to patients?

  • 14. Many EMTs have particular calls that affect them deeply. What would you do if you were troubled by a specific call and it was negatively affecting you?

  • 15. What three words would your friends use to describe you?

  • 16. What are three qualities that make a great EMT?

  • 17. You and your partner are staging three blocks from a shooting until law enforcement says it is safe to enter. You have a person run up to your unit and say there is a person who is not breathing in a residence two doors down. What would you do?

  • 18. How do you stay physically fit to perform the strenuous activities involved as an EMT?

  • 19. Barring any calls, how would you spend your first hour on shift?

  • 20. What would you do if your partner asks you to apply a traction splint to a patient who fractured their femur, but you forgot how the device works?

  • 21. You and your partner are stocking the ambulance when you notice them put some bandaging supplies and gloves in their personal backpack. What would you do?

  • 22. Working as an EMT is a stressful position. How do you handle stress?

  • 23. What would you do if you were on a critical call with two patients and your paramedic partner asked you to start an IV on one of them? This is not in your scope of practice, but your partner says no one will ever know.

  • 24. What would you do if you were working a shift and you realize your CPR card had expired?

  • 25. What would you do if your paramedic partner yelled at you on a call? For example, you are setting up an IV for a patient who is having chest pain, and your partner yells at you to hurry up.

  • 26. Where do you see yourself in five years?

  • 27. Other than in your EMT training, have you ever assisted someone who was experiencing an emergency?

  • 28. Why do you want to work for this company?

  • 29. What have you done to prepare for the EMT position?

  • 30. Why do you want to work as an EMT?