Job Outlook

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.

Special Notice

  • 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.

State Licensure Information

To determine the state(s) in which the program meets or does not meet the requirements, or if PHSC was unable to determine if the program meets the licensing requirements, see below.

  • Meets: Florida
  • Does Not Meet: Not applicable.
  • Unable to Determine: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands