Careers in EMS
Your journey doesn’t stop here.
EMS is a growing field, with more and more paramedics acting as physician extenders, bridging the gap between physicians’ offices and ERs and creating lower patient volume for those facilities. 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. This professionalization of the field will ultimately lead to higher salaries for those working in the EMS field.
What’s more, the economic outlook for this field is positive. According to the US Department of Labor, employment of EMTs and paramedics is projected to grow by 15% between 2016 and 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.