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A career in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is both challenging and rewarding. EMS personnel have the knowledge and skills to provide pre-hospital medical care for people who are ill or injured. Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and Paramedics make a difference every day. If you are hardworking, have an interest in health science, are able to remain calm in stressful situations and want to help others, a career in EMS might be right for you. New classes start often, so you can get started right away.
The EMS faculty prepare the student to work as an outstanding and reliable provider in emergency medical care of the ill and injured.
The median annual wage for EMTs and paramedics was $36,650 in May 2020. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $24,650, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $62,150.
In May 2020, the median annual wages for EMTs and paramedics in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:
Most paid EMTs and paramedics work full time. Some work more than 40 hours per week. Because EMTs and paramedics must be available to work in emergencies, they may work overnight and on weekends. Some EMTs and paramedics work shifts in 12- or 24-hour increments. Volunteer EMTs and paramedics have variable work schedules. For example, they may work only a few days per week.
U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections PSB Suite 21352 Massachusetts Avenue NE Washington, DC 20212-0001 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/emts-and-paramedics.htm#tab-5
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NTCC's Program Minimum Expectation
“To prepare competent entry-level Paramedics in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains with or without exit points at the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician, and/or Emergency Medical Responder levels.” (CAAHEP Standard II.C. Minimum Expectation)