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Emergency Medical Technology Schools in Illinois

In 2019-2020, 380 students earned their Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) degrees in IL.

In terms of popularity, Emergency Medical Technology is the 7th most popular major in the state out of a total 166 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Emergency Medical Technology Majors in Illinois

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 269
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 269
Associate Degree 109
Bachelor’s Degree 2

Gender Distribution

In Illinois, a emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) major is more popular with men than with women.

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Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors in Illinois is as follows:

  • Asian: 2.4%
  • Black or African American: 2.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 16.3%
  • White: 75.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0.3%
  • Other Races: 3.4%
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Jobs for Emergency Medical Technology Grads in Illinois

In this state, there are 20,860 people employed in jobs related to an emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) degree, compared to 456,690 nationwide.

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Wages for Emergency Medical Technology Jobs in Illinois

A typical salary for a emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) grad in the state is $41,940, compared to a typical salary of $37,760 nationwide.

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There are 35 colleges in Illinois that offer emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn
221 Degrees in Major Awarded
21,010 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 72% get financial aid. Graduates earn an average $29,500 after graduation. The full-time teacher rate is 22%.

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177 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,882 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $29,600 a year. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $4,185. The full-time teacher rate is 24%.

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105 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,313 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 55% of students receive it. 27% of the teachers are full time. A typical student attending Oakton Community College will pay a net price of $6,141.

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98 Degrees in Major Awarded
6,906 Total Students

62% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $7,098. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $22,000 after earning their degree at this institution.

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63 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,854 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $26,800 after graduation. The 7.90% student loan default rate is lower than average. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 50% of students receive it.

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63 Degrees in Major Awarded
4,977 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 44% are considered full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 75% get financial aid. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

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#7

South Suburban College

South Holland
62 Degrees in Major Awarded
3,366 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 32% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $19,900 a year.

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#8

Prairie State College

Chicago Heights
43 Degrees in Major Awarded
2,716 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1. In their early career, Prairie State College grads earn an average salary of $22,500. 29% of the teachers are full time.

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41 Degrees in Major Awarded
7,273 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $19,700 after earning their degree at this institution. 86% of students get financical aid. The student to faculty ratio is 25 to 1.

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33 Degrees in Major Awarded
11,026 Total Students

The 8.00% student loan default rate is lower than average. In their early career, MVCC grads earn an average salary of $26,000. 66% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

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Emergency Medical Technology Careers in IL

Some of the careers emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic) majors go into include:

Job Title IL Job Growth IL Median Salary
Health Specialties Professors 14% $85,020
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 10% $31,480

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic).

Major Annual Graduates in IL
Radiologic Technology 511
Physician Assistant 314
Surgical Technology 270
Medical Radiologic Technology 265
Athletic Training 215
Respiratory Care Therapy 195
Sonographer/Ultrasound Technology 140
MRI Technician 74

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