Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics are first responders and key providers to individuals that are in need of medical attention. It is their role to assess the patient's condition after an emergency has taken place. If it is your vision to provide aid to others in critical situations, you are exploring the right career path.
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is expected to grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.
As an EMT-paramedic, you will provide a vital service to the community, giving immediate care in emergency situations and transporting the sick or injured to medical facilities. As our population ages and individuals face increased medical concerns, the need for well-rounded knowledgeable paramedics will continue to grow. In Ontario County, healthcare and social services is considered one of the largest job categories. Three of the 10 largest employers in Ontario County are hospitals.
The A.A.S. EMT-Paramedic degree program is designed for students already certified at the basic level as a New York State Emergency Medical Technician. With the A.A.S. degree you will have the ability to move up the career ladder and fulfill the ever-changing positions of management and statutory requirements set by municipalities and state and federal governments.
FLCC's EMT-Paramedic certificate program is designed to provide you with advanced training opportunities and career growth. When entering the program, you should already be certified at the basic level as a New York State Emergency Medical Technician.