Paramedicine is a career focusing on pre-hospital emergency medical care. A degree in this area will improve your knowledge as well as your marketability in a highly competitive field.
- Students who successfully complete the paramedic program will be eligible to sit for the NREMT written and practical examinations at the paramedic level.
- Students who pass the NREMT written and practical examinations may apply to the Montana Board of Medical Examiners for paramedic licensure.
- Students enrolled in this program may participate in a Service Learning Opportunity, which could qualify them to be eligible to receive an education award. For additional information, please contact the Campus Corps office at 756-3908.
Opportunities after graduation
EMTs and Paramedics held about 210,700 jobs across the nation in 2008. Most career EMTs and paramedics work in metropolitan areas, however there are also job opportunities in smaller cities, towns and rural areas. Employed EMTs and paramedics are employed in a number of industries, including emergency medical services agencies (EMS), local governments, and hospitals.
Employment for EMTs and paramedics is expected to increase between 2008 and 2018, according to the US Department of Labor. Job prospects should be good, particularly in cities and private ambulance services.
Kris Long, NREMT-P
For general information, contact the Admissions office: (406) 756-3847.