havemercy21 26 Posts Jan 31, 2013 Hi, PopeyepalmerI know it's been awhile that you've posted this but:I came across ur post about you landing a job as a er tech in ur first semester of ur adn program. I also would like to become an er tech to get a feel for the er because I probably would like to become an er or trauma nurse in the future. But I want to get some exposure to the er to see if I can handle it. I wanted to know what u did to get it or how u got that position as an er tech? Did u have to get certified or did you ask around to see if they were hiring for an er tech position; after u got hired did they proceed to teach u what u needed to know as the situation popped up? Did u have previous medical experience? What's it like to to work as an er tech? I haven't finished my pre-reqs yet but am planning to apply to an adn program next yr in january. How much time do u commit to the hospital wrking as an er tech outside of school? Any other info or recommendations u could give me about working in the er; er clinicals, preceptorships/internships is greatly appreciated!! Thanks!!Start by volunteering if there are no tech positions open. generally, after youve completed the first semester of nursing school (fundamentals, etc), that cancels your need to get certified as a nursing assistant. volunteer..start school...be on the managers good side and let them know how interested you are....and take it one step at a time. you learn on the job for sure. you need to get precepted by another technician for a specified number of hours before you can go work on your own. each ER is different so a lot varies in terms of who theyll hire, how youll be precepted, etc.