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Emergency Medical Technicians are called upon to make quick and competent life or death decisions, and the right training will help properly prepare you for the job. Use the search bar to find local schools or browse all schools.

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Emergency Medical Careers

Most EMTs must be certified to provide services at three levels, including basic EMT, advanced EMT and Paramedic. Firefighters are required to gain a certification in basic life support, but are not able to transport patients unless they are certified as an EMT or a paramedic. Depending on your location, some states require firefighters to hold at least a basic EMS personnel certification.

EMT & Paramedic Salary

In 2015 the average pay for a paramedic was $31,980. The highest 10 percent earned over $55,000. Most paid EMTs and paramedics work full time and about 55% worked more than 40 hours per week in 2014.

Ref: Bureau of Labor Statistics

How long is EMT school?

To get certified as an EMT-Basic, training is around 120 to 150 hours and takes about six months to complete. Most people work as EMTs for a couple of years to get additional experience before undergoing the 1,200 to 1,800 hours of training required to become a paramedic.

Requirements for Paramedic Training

Requirements for admission into a paramedic program vary per state and/or school. Most states require applicants to have earned a high school diploma or GED. For more information fill out our application and a career adviser will contact you and walk you through the admissions process.

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