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Nunez Community College

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) respond to emergencies, perform basic medical procedures, and transport patients to medical facilities for further care. They may work in an ambulance, with the fire and police departments, or as part of rescue teams.

Emergency Medical TechnicianStudents interested in this field can choose to pursue an:

With as little as two courses, one can earn an Emergency Medical Technician Technical Competency Area (TCA) to become an EMT and earn a salary that ranges from $23,518 to $40,413.

Our Certificate of Technical Studies in Paramedics trains students to provide advanced levels of pre-hospital care for medical emergencies and trauma.

Paramedics use complex medical equipment and work mostly in the field in ambulances and emergency response vehicles, although some do work in hospitals.

With additional education and training, Paramedics can eventually transition to a number of health industry professions, including Dispatchers, EMT Instructors, Registered Nurses, Doctors, Occupational and Physical Therapists, among others.

Paramedics earn an average of $30,606 - $48,248, annually.

You may also reference the Nunez Community College Catalog Page for more information including Semester Calendars, Tuition and Fee Schedules, Course Descriptions, and more. (Important Note: Course and Credit Hour requirements are based upon the College Catalog for the Academic Year that the student declared their major.)