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Paramedic in Colorado

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Schools Offering Paramedic Training Programs in Colorado

Each year, approximately 1.2% of Colorado graduates receive certificates in paramedic training. Thus, Colorado's 16 paramedic schools put out approximately 1,801 paramedics each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Colorado with a paramedic program is Trinidad State Junior College, which is located in Trinidad. In 2010, it was ranked 79th nationwide. In 2010, 23 students graduated from Trinidad State Junior College's paramedic program. Trinidad State Junior College charged in-state students $3,378 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Colorado with a paramedic program is Mesa State College, which is located in Grand Junction. In 2010, it was ranked 80th nationwide. Tuition at Mesa State College was $6,248 per year.

Otero Junior College, which was ranked 80th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Colorado that has a paramedic program. It is located in La Junta. In 2010, Otero Junior College graduated 15 students from its paramedic programs. Otero Junior College charged in-state students $3,091 in tuition fees per year.


Tuition at Colorado's paramedic schools ranges from $6,248 per year to $1,650 per year. But, the average tuition is $2,968 per year. In 2010, the following Colorado paramedic schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Mesa State College - located in Grand Junction, students are charged $6,248 per year
  2. Lamar Community College - located in Lamar, students are charged $3,676 per year
  3. Trinidad State Junior College - located in Trinidad, students are charged $3,378 per year

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

  1. Colorado Mountain College - located in Glenwood Springs, students are charged $1,650 per year
  2. Aims Community College - located in Greeley, students are charged $2,068 per year
  3. Arapahoe Community College - located in Littleton, students are charged $2,492 per year

A paramedic certificate from a Colorado school... what next?

A large number of Colorado paramedic graduates become paramedics. Colorado had 2,880 paramedics in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Colorado paramedics:

  1. Adams County - 1,450 paramedics
  2. Eagle County - 270 paramedics
  3. Alamosa County - 240 paramedics

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of paramedics in the state of Colorado will grow to 3,980. This would require a 20% growth in the profession.


A paramedic in Colorado makes an average of $36,600 per year. However, Colorado paramedics earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,510 per year to more than $70,830 per year in 2010. A paramedic in the following Colorado counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Pueblo County - $42,920 per year
  2. Larimer County - $42,870 per year
  3. Archuleta County - $41,190 per year

On average, paramedics earns the least in the following Colorado counties:

  1. Alamosa County - $27,280 per year
  2. Eagle County - $28,640 per year
  3. El Paso County - $34,300 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Colorado statistics regarding a career in paramedic training and to compare salaries with a variety of 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 Colorado
  • Certificate in Paramedic Training in Colorado

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 2,880 $36,600 -3.0%
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 110 $22,400 -35.3%

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