Hunter Poston – Meridian Technology Center and Central Technology Center
Paramedic chose CareerTech AND higher ed in crafting his career plan.
THEN: A Perkins Tryon High School student whose CareerTech experiences began in high school and continued after college.
Hunter Poston started down his health care career path by enrolling in Meridian Technology Center’s pre-nursing program. He loved it enough to enroll in Northern Oklahoma College’s health services technology program after high school. Poston left NOC with an Associate of Applied Science degree and a passion for emergency medicine.
He returned to Meridian Tech to get his EMT certification, then continued his CareerTech education at Central Technology Center’s paramedic program. At Central Tech, Poston was active in HOSA, the CareerTech student organization affiliated with health careers education. His public health team took first place at HOSA’s international competition in 2019.
He said CareerTech taught him how to
- Be a more confident public speaker.
- Remain calm in chaotic situations.
- Think critically.
“Speaking in front of a small audience is required of me on almost every emergency call I run,” he said. “I may have to speak with family and friends of my patient or give instruction to other health care providers.”
NOW: Poston is a paramedic at LifeNet EMS. He has earned numerous professional certifications, including Emergency Medical Technician and National Registry Paramedic.