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How will your EMT education stack up?

Here is some information to help you compare your EMT education with EMT education around the nation. There are 634 traditional EMT schools in the US.

Top Schools

The top institutions in the US in 2010 that had EMT programs were:

  1. George Washington University - located in Washington, Washington DC
  2. Northeastern University - located in Boston, Massachusetts
  3. University of Maryland-Baltimore County - located in Baltimore, Maryland

Student Demographics

In 2010, 21,498 students earned certificates in EMT in the US. Of these students, 18,956 graduated from certificate programs in emergency medical training, 2,529 graduated from undergraduate programs in emergency medical training, and 13 graduated from graduate-level programs in emergency medical training.

Academics

Students can pursue education in emergency medical training at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Emergency Medical Training
  • Bachelor's Degree in Emergency Medical Training
  • Master's Degree in Emergency Medical Training
  • Certificate in Emergency Medical Training

Emt students can hope to gain the following skills and/or knowledge as they pursue their EMT certificate:

  • Head and Spine Injuries
  • Respiratory Emergencies
  • Patient Assessment
  • Trauma
  • Observation

Cost

The average tuition at EMT schools around the nation was $15,312 per year in 2010. The EMT schools that charged students the highest tuition rates were:

  1. George Washington University - located in Washington, Washington DC, students paid $41,655
  2. Northeastern University - located in Boston, Massachusetts, students paid $35,362
  3. Creighton University - located in Omaha, Nebraska, students paid $29,544

The EMT schools that charged students the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Brigham Young University-Idaho - located in Rexburg, Idaho, students paid $3,580
  2. Western Carolina University - located in Cullowhee, North Carolina, students paid $4,330
  3. Lake Area Technical Institute - located in Watertown, South Dakota, students paid $4,982

How will your EMT job compare?

A large number of emergency medical training majors become emergency medical technicians. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 221,760 emergency medical technicians working in the US in 2010. The largest numbers of emergency medical technicians work in the following states:

  1. California - 15,220 Emergency Medical Technicians
  2. Texas - 15,010 Emergency Medical Technicians
  3. New York - 13,370 Emergency Medical Technicians

Projected Growth

The projected growth for emergency medical technicians is expected to be the fastest in the following states:

  1. California - 30%
  2. Texas - 25%
  3. Utah - 23%

Salary

An emergency medical technician in the US earns $31,167 per year on average. However, the salary for an emergency medical technician can greatly vary based on factors such as shift differentials, professional associations and certifications or education. An emergency medical technician in the US can earn anywhere from less than $15,510 per year to more than $98,090 per year. The following states have the highest average salaries for an emergency medical technician:

  1. Washington DC - $49,870 per year
  2. Alaska - $48,050 per year
  3. Hawaii - $47,920 per year

Emergency medical technicians in the following states make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. West Virginia - $24,370 per year
  2. Montana - $27,130 per year
  3. South Dakota - $27,580 per year

 
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emergency medical training?

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
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Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 221,760 $33,300 12.6%