In crisis situations, people’s lives often depend on the quick and highly skilled reaction of emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics, and firefighters. The fast pace and intense situations in this field require emergency personnel to be emotionally steady, focused, compassionate, and physically strong.
You never know what the day will bring with a career in Med/Fire Rescue! You might:
We’ve revised our program to include more options for you. Earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Med/Fire Rescue and receive a solid foundation in the medical and fire-fighting aspects of this career. Or, after the first year, move to the Emergency Medical Specialist option and focus on patient care and “behind the scenes” processes like billing and coding for insurance claims and using electronic health records. Both of these options are 20-month programs. Another option is to earn a Paramedic diploma after completing the first 12 months of the program. Our latest option is the Emergency Medical Technician - Certification Only option that can be completed online in one semester. Students in this option will complete most of the coursework online, but will visit campus for testing, skill practice, and hands-on learning.
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, regional and national occupational trends show a significant increase over the next 10 years in career opportunities in the med/fire rescue profession. Paramedic is ranked one of U.S. News Best Healthcare Jobs for 2013.
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