The Bureau of Labor Statistics for the U.S. Department of Labor is projecting a 33 percent rapid job growth in emergency medical services through 2020, including EMTs and paramedics. Growth is largely due to population growth and large call volume of the aging population.
Job Potential Earnings
According the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Labor Market Statistics, the hourly wage for entry level EMTs and paramedics is a little over $10. Experienced professionals may earn as much as $16 hourly.
- Those wishing to enter the Emergency Medical Technician program must meet all program application and admission requirements for consideration.
- Clinical agencies require the student to submit a negative criminal background check and a negative drug screening
- A physical examination certifying satisfactory health is required
- Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students will earn 12 credits toward the AS degree in Emergency Medical Services and earn a Certificate of Completion. The student is then eligible to apply to take the NREMT Certification exam and if successful apply for Florida State certification.