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MCC Campus(es):
MCC-Penn Valley, Health Science Institute

Program Coordinator, EMS Education:
Lisa McGuire, 816.604.4810

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.

MCC EMT | Paramedic ProgramBase salary and job outlook (EMT & Paramedic)

  • Median wages (2018): $16.50 hourly, $34,320 annual
  • Employment (2018): 262,100 employees
  • Projected growth (2018-2028): Faster than average (7%)
  • Projected need (2018-2028): 18,700 additional employees

Where you can work

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

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics - EMT and Paramedics

Last Modified: 11/22/19