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. 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, the employment of EMTs and paramedics is projected to grow by 15% between 2016 and 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.