I want to work in a health related field while I am doing pre-requisites for a nursing program. I'd like something that will be most valuable in the long run to my nursing career. My brother is an RN and recommended I take EMT courses. He said that with experience and further training I could become an ER Tech in a hospital and that that position would pay very well. I've noticed most RN 's on this board recommend becoming a CNA. My brother said that CNA's are fine but CNA skill sets are very basic and that I'd gain more valuable skills as an EMT. Your thoughts are greatly appriciated.