Paramedic in Arizona

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Schools Offering Paramedic Training Programs in Arizona

Each year, approximately 0.6% of Arizona graduates receive certificates in paramedic training. That means an estimated 1,366 paramedics graduate from Arizona's 16 paramedic schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Arizona with a paramedic program is Southwest Skill Center-Campus of Estrella Mountain Community College, which is located in Avondale. In 2010, it was ranked 69th nationwide. 113 students graduated with a certificate in paramedic from Southwest Skill Center-Campus of Estrella Mountain Community College in 2010.

The second-ranked school in Arizona with a paramedic program is Central Arizona College, which is located in Coolidge. In 2010, it was ranked 79th nationwide. The tuition rate at Central Arizona College was $1,950 per year.

Eastern Arizona College, which was ranked 79th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Arizona that has a paramedic program. It is located in Thatcher. In 2010, 19 students graduated from Eastern Arizona College paramedic program. Students at Eastern Arizona College paid $1,520 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at Arizona's paramedic schools ranges from $2,310 per year to $1,412 per year. But, the average tuition is $1,523 per year. In 2010, the following Arizona paramedic schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Mohave Community College - located in Kingman, students are charged $2,310 per year
  2. Coconino County Community College - located in Flagstaff, students are charged $2,040 per year
  3. Arizona Western College - located in Yuma, students are charged $2,000 per year

The paramedic schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Arizona were:

  1. Pima Community College - located in Tucson, students are charged $1,412 per year
  2. Northland Pioneer College - located in Holbrook, students are charged $1,414 per year
  3. Yavapai College - located in Prescott, students are charged $1,488 per year

A paramedic certificate from an Arizona school... what next?

A large number of Arizona paramedic graduates become paramedics. If you decide to work as a paramedic in Arizona, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 3,560 Arizona paramedics as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Arizona paramedics:

  1. Maricopa County - 2,050 paramedics
  2. Apache County - 360 paramedics
  3. Pima County - 330 paramedics

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of paramedics in the state of Arizona will grow to 4,500. This would require a 19% growth in the profession.


A paramedic in Arizona earns $31,190 per year on average. However, Arizona paramedics earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,560 per year to more than $95,330 per year in 2010. A paramedic in the following Arizona counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Pima County - $42,010 per year
  2. Yuma County - $37,380 per year
  3. Coconino County - $35,200 per year

The Arizona counties with the lowest average salary for paramedics are:

  1. Cochise County - $25,410 per year
  2. Yavapai County - $28,440 per year
  3. Maricopa County - $29,660 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Arizona statistics regarding a career in paramedic training. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as paramedic or emergency management.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Paramedic Training in Arizona
  • Certificate in Paramedic Training in Arizona

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,445 miles from location Pima Community College Tucson AZ 14.0724 n/a 35,880
7,478 miles from location Mesa Community College Mesa AZ 13.2296 n/a 25,960
7,494 miles from location Glendale Community College Glendale AZ 14.5633 n/a 20,154
7,489 miles from location Phoenix College Phoenix AZ 12.4906 n/a 12,164
7,477 miles from location Scottsdale Community College Scottsdale AZ 11.959 n/a 10,923
7,482 miles from location Paradise Valley Community College Phoenix AZ 11.9265 n/a 9,951
7,493 miles from location Yavapai College Prescott AZ 14.9939 n/a 8,276
7,642 miles from location Arizona Western College Yuma AZ 15.3094 n/a 7,984
7,366 miles from location Eastern Arizona College Thatcher AZ 16.7279 n/a 7,241
7,473 miles from location Central Arizona College Coolidge AZ 21.3758 n/a 6,795
7,568 miles from location Mohave Community College Kingman AZ 10.6222 n/a 6,702
7,381 miles from location Cochise College Douglas AZ 15.2807 n/a 4,739
7,359 miles from location Northland Pioneer College Holbrook AZ 8.71041 n/a 4,636
7,439 miles from location Coconino County Community College Flagstaff AZ 7.48753 n/a 3,981
7,503 miles from location Southwest Skill Center-Campus of Estrella Mountain Community College Avondale AZ 30.8392 n/a 545
7,487 miles from location Fortis College Phoenix AZ n/a n/a 124

Curious what studying Paramedic gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Arizona

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics + 3,560 $31,190 35.4%
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians + 610 $25,880 154.2%

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