An emergency medical technician or paramedic has the training to make quick decisions that can save lives. Our EMS degree and certificate pathway helps students progress from entry-level to advanced. You will build a wide range of medical skills and develop the confidence and experience needed to treat patients in any situation.
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Operate radio, telephone, or computer equipment at emergency response centers. Receive reports from the public of crimes, disturbances, fires, and medical or police emergencies. Relay information to law enforcement and emergency response personnel. May maintain contact with caller until responders arrive.
Hourly Wage: $18.61
Currently Employed: 658
658 people are employed as Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers. This number is expected to increase by 3.95% over the next four years.
Drive ambulance or assist ambulance driver in transporting sick, injured, or convalescent persons. Assist in lifting patients.
Hourly Wage: $11.57
Currently Employed: 22
22 people are employed as Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians. This number is expected to increase by 36.36% over the next four years.
Assess injuries, administer emergency medical care, and extricate trapped individuals. Transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.
Hourly Wage: $19.17
Currently Employed: 1284
1284 people are employed as Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics. This number is expected to increase by 11.45% over the next four years.
Plan and direct disaster response or crisis management activities, provide disaster preparedness training, and prepare emergency plans and procedures for natural (e.g., hurricanes, floods, earthquakes), wartime, or technological (e.g., nuclear power plant emergencies or hazardous materials spills) disasters or hostage situations.
Hourly Wage: $32.73
Currently Employed: 86
86 people are employed as Emergency Management Directors. This number is expected to increase by 6.98% over the next four years.
Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.
ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your goals.