Job Outlook

Campus(s):MCC-Penn Valley: Health Science Institute
Contact:Art Brady - program coordinator, 816.604.4363
Application deadline for certificate: November 1st to begin the program in January, and June 1st to begin the program in August

The job prospects for EMTs and paramedics are very good, with most students finding employment soon after completing our programs. The MCC Research department maintains a publication detailing the career outlook for EMT program graduates.

Base salary and job outlook

  • Salaries vary. On average, a newly licensed EMT can expect to earn $22,000 to $25,000 a year. A starting paramedic makes anywhere from $27,000 to $32,000 annually

Where you can work

  • Ambulance services
  • Fire departments
  • Police departments
  • Hospitals
  • Medical clinics
  • Physician offices
  • River boats
  • Amusement parks
  • Industrial and manufacturing facilities


Last Modified: 10/24/13