Sarah Obringer Class of 2013
Sarah Obringer knew she was switching careers after riding with EMTs during a documentary film shoot. Her job in television production couldn’t touch being in an ambulance.
“I can honestly say I have no regrets about any of it,” Obringer said. “I love what I do. I love helping people. Sometimes people just want to be given reassurance.
“What we do every day makes a difference in someone else’s life. It is their worst day and I know what to do to help them. That was a big part of my decision to become a paramedic.”
She started as an EMT in Hawaii. After a move to Texas, she started interviewing program instructors to find a school that met her high standards.
“I wanted a program that expected a lot of me,” she said. “I wanted something that was prestigious and well-known.”
UT Health Science Center San Antonio was the best fit.
“The teachers and instructors had my back and wanted me to succeed,” she said. “It’s a group of people that really want you to be above the rest and be the top-notch medics in the field. I’m really glad I got to be a part of that.”