Accelerated EMT Program

Get paid while in school.

Then, earn EMT pay!

Successful applicants will be hired as full-time employees of Acadian Ambulance Service and will get paid while enrolled in our Accelerated EMT Program. 

Upon graduation and passing the EMT National Registry exam, you will work as an Acadian EMT in the Memphis area.

Starting pay for EMTs is $38,000*, with an average annual compensation of $47,000*.

Your school tuition and fees are covered for this 8-week course**

Hurry, class starts soon.

**Participants agree to a 2-year work commitment in Memphis, Tennessee.

National EMS Academy

Who is Eligible to be an EMT?

National EMS Academy


At least 18 years old before the date of the certification exam

Demonstrates a minimum standard of reading aptitude

Hold a valid driver’s license

Desire to work on an excellent team and to help others

Physically able to perform the duties of an EMT

Verification of immunization records

Why Choose Acadian?

Live a more fulfilling life as an Acadian Ambulance employee.

Being an Acadian Ambulance EMS team member is more than just treating patients in an ambulance. Imagine working at festivals, sporting events, Mardi Gras celebrations and other exciting events while living in culturally rich and diverse areas like Memphis, Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Cajun Country or New Orleans. With our rapid growth and our six divisions, Acadian Ambulance offers unique and diverse career paths and opportunities for EMTs, paramedics, RNs, and LPNs.

Great Pay & Benefits

Starting pay for EMTs is $38,000*, with an average annual compensation of $47,000*.

Starting pay for a Paramedic is $51,000*, with an average annual compensation of $64,000*.

Crewmember Experience

Beyond great pay, benefits and exceptional equipment, we care about your physical, emotional and mental health, your wellness and your work-life balance. If we take great care of you, we know you’ll take great care of our patients. We are committed to making constant improvements and advancements to make Acadian the absolute best EMS agency to work for in the United States.

Little Things Are a Big Deal

All medics should be able to provide good clinical care. At Acadian, we value the hearts of our medics. From building ramps at patient’s homes to making sure their eyeglasses are clean, it’s the “little things” our medics do that are a “big deal” in taking exceptional care of our patients. At Acadian, you’ll make a difference in people’s lives in many different ways.

Diversity and Inclusion

We are a highly functioning team of individuals from all backgrounds, races, genders, sexual orientations and religions. We celebrate our diversity because it makes us a stronger, more caring company to work for.

Careers in EMS at Acadian Ambulance

Are you ready for the next step??


EMS is a vital industry, with the roles of the EMT and paramedic continuing to be in high demand. Over the next 10 years, the increased demand and responsibility for EMS professionals will require moving from technical certificate programs to full-on degree programs.

Ready to Get Started?


Take the first step towards the EMT Accelerated Program.

Apply Now!

Questions? See our FAQs.