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Area of Study: Health Sciences
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Health Sciences
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Emergency Medical Services Professions

Build the experience to be ready for anything

In a moment of crisis, an EMT or paramedic depends on their training and experience to make the quick decisions that could be the difference between life and death. Austin Community College’s Emergency Medical Services Professions Program helps you build the wide range of medical skills, as well as the confidence and experience you’ll need to treat patients in any situation or environment. Our EMS degree and certificate pathway helps students progress from entry-level to advanced. Upon completion students will be ready to take state and national registry exams.

Career Information

There will always be a need for emergency medical services. With populations continuing to increase, emergency medical technicians and paramedics will be in greater demand than ever in the coming years. This important work offers exciting job opportunities in a wide range of medical fields.

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Job Titles & Career Information

Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
18.61 Hourly Wage 647 Currently Employed
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.
647 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 4.48 % over the next four years.
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Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians
11.57 Hourly Wage 19 Currently Employed
Drive ambulance or assist ambulance driver in transporting sick, injured, or convalescent persons. Assist in lifting patients.
19 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians are employed. This number is expected to increase by 42.11 % over the next four years.
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Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
19.17 Hourly Wage 1235 Currently Employed
Assess injuries, administer emergency medical care, and extricate trapped individuals. Transport injured or sick persons to medical facilities.
1235 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics are employed. This number is expected to increase by 12.47 % over the next four years.
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Emergency Management Directors
32.73 Hourly Wage 84 Currently Employed
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.
84 Emergency Management Directors are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8.33 % over the next four years.
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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.

Program Resources

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Program Maps

View the program maps below to see the sequence of courses needed to complete your chosen degree or certificate in this program.

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Program Accreditations

Nationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP, 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088; (214) 703-8445; Fax (214) 703-8992. www.coaemsp.org ). Accreditation #600063.

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Which award path is right for you?

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.

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