Paramedics and EMTs are first-responder lifelines for rural communities and urban centers, responding to emergency calls, performing medical services, and transporting patients to medical facilities. With Vermont State University’s Paramedic Certificate, you will gain the skills and knowledge you need to apply to take the National Registry of EMT’s Paramedic examination and enter this growing field.
The three-semester program includes independent study, online discussions, lectures, demonstrations, and practice in an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) lab. Under preceptor supervision, students also provide patient care in a variety of pre-hospital and in-hospital health care settings.
Why Study Paramedicine at Vermont State?
- Good earning potential: EMT and paramedic positions offer a median annual salary of $36,930* along with a job growth outlook of 11% between 2020-2030.
- 100% placement rate: All Vermont State paramedicine students found employment within six months of graduation.**
- Enter the field quickly: This three-semester program prepares you to take the National Registry EMT examination. After successful completion of this exam, you’ll be ready to work as an EMT or paramedic.
- Care for your community in crises: EMTs and paramedics are often first to respond to accidents and crises and are a critical, life-saving link between the scene of an emergency and the health care system.
Upon completion of the program, Paramedicine graduates are awarded certificates and are eligible to apply to take the National Registry of EMTs’ Paramedic examination. After licensure/certification, Paramedicine graduates typically find employment in pre-hospital or in-hospital care settings working as a member of the health care team.
** Source: Vermont Tech Class of 2020
Financial Aid for Paramedicine Students
Vermont State University is providing a high-quality, affordable certificate in Paramedicine to students across Vermont and Beyond. More than 80 percent of Vermont State students are awarded financial aid, including new students, transfer students, international students, out-of-state students, and first-generation students. Our financial aid team is here to help you explore all your options.
Internships & Experiential Learning in Paramedicine
You’ll gain cutting-edge skills for top EMT jobs through independent study, online discussions, lectures, demonstrations, and practice in an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) lab. You will also have opportunities to care for real patients in a variety of pre-hospital and in-hospital health care settings.
The Vermont State University Paramedicine program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).