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Basic Certificates in Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)

15,615 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 448 schools in the United States where you can get your basic certificate in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic). Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 0.3% of emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Majors

In 2019-2020, 15,615 basic certificates were awarded to emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors. This makes it the 2nd most popular basic certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 15,615
Undergraduate Certificate 6,093
Associate Degree 3,560
Bachelor’s Degree 315
Master’s Degree 13
Graduate Certificate 8

Earnings of Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) Majors With Basic Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to calculate the median and range of debt loads for emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) students who are basic certificate holders.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificates in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic). About 59.9% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 9,350
Women 6,265
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The racial-ethnic distribution of emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 402
Black or African American 892
Hispanic or Latino 3,129
White 9,832
International Students 44
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,316
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There are 448 colleges that offer a basic certificate in emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic). Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

Below are some popular majors that are similar to emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Allied Health/Treatment Professions 1,023
Surgical Technology 773
Electrocardiograph Technology 654
Radiologic Technology 452
Medical Radiologic Technology 218

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

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