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During my second semester, I had a job offer, and by the third, I was employed in two different agencies.
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As an Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic, you play a critical role in emergency response to urgent situations and events.

In this program, you will:

  • Learn how to recognize abnormal conditions by analyzing diagnostic signs.
  • Learn how to care for persons with an illness or injury at the scene and during transport to a medical facility.
  • Learn advanced practices including airway procedures, intravenous therapy, cardiology, pharmacology, pediatrics, and trauma care.
  • Study appropriate responses to unique emergencies such as hazardous materials, terrorist incidents, and emergency vehicle operations.
  • Be eligible, upon program completion, to sit for the National Registry for EMTs written and practical exams, which are necessary for licensure in the State of Michigan.

Accreditation/Approval/Certification Status
External peer review is the primary means of assuring and improving the quality of higher education institutions and programs in the United States. This recognition is accomplished through program accreditation, approval or certification.

The Emergency Medical Technician –Paramedic Program is approved by the Michigan Department of Community Health, PO Box 30670, 611 West Ottawa, Lansing, MI 48906; (517) 335-0918. (Approved at levels: EMT Basic, EMT Specialist & Paramedic.)

For more information about our certificate programs, including graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the programs, and other important information, please visit www.Baker.edu/gainfulemployment.

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Career Facts

  • EMT salaries average about $31,000.
  • EMTs who work in local government, including fire, police, and independent third-service rescue squad departments, usually have better salaries and benefits.
  • The EMT field is growing faster than average. Employment of Emergency Medical Technicians is expected to grow by 19 percent by 2016.
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