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Paramedic

If you seek an adrenaline-filled profession as a first-responder, consider a career as a paramedic. Paramedics care for sick and wounded patients while ensuring that they’re safely transported to a medical facility for additional care.

Prior to application to the EMS program, all students are required to have taken the EMT-Basic course, which meets the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Standard Curriculum for Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) and possess a current card. The clinical concentration within the EMS degree meets the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Standard Curriculum for Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) training programs. Successful completion of the program qualifies you to sit for the National Registry Examination for EMT-Paramedic. The clinical concentration of the EMS Program will prepare you for a volunteer or paid career as a nationally certified EMT-paramedic.

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What are my career options?

EMT paramedics must be able to perform under pressure—in settings demanding excellent clinical, stress management, and communication skills. As a paramedic, you will provide pre-hospital care to patients, administering medication, interpreting EKGs, and operating equipment.

Accredited by both the State of West Virginia and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Program (click here for details), our graduates have enjoyed 100% job placement for the last three years and running.

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