Emergency Medical Services

Salary

EMT and Paramedic $32,216.47*
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians $54,401.32*
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists $32,216.47*
Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians  $29,621.28**
Billing and Posting Clerks $36,942.60**
Emergency Management Directors $93,707.44**
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics $38,103.55**
Medical and Health Services Managers $121,700.38**
Medical Assistants $33,289.59**
Medical Transcriptionists $38,292.78**
Orderlies $47,688.15**
Public Safety Telecommunicators $62,585.83**

*Annual median salary, 2020, EMSI: San Bernardino and Riverside counties

**Source: EMSI, 2021.1 dataset for San Bernardino and Riverside counties

Career Info

The associate of science in emergency medical services degree can lead to an eventual career as an Emergency Medical Technician. Those who successfully earn the degree will be eligible to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic written and practical examinations, which could lead to employment in a profession requiring emergency life-saving skills.  State certification is required to work as an EMT.

Potential Careers

  • EMT and Paramedic
    • Private medical service
    • Ambulance services
    • Fire departments
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

Gainful Employment Disclosure Information

2017-2018 - Paramedic Certificate - On-time Completion Rates and Estimated Cost of Program