Graduates of our programs are qualified to function as field paramedics, supervisors, and managers in a variety of settings, locations, and positions. Many of our graduates find themselves in supervisory or managerial positions within a few short years of entering the EMS workforce.
The most current salary information for Paramedics is available from industry analysts such as Payscale.com and Indeed.com. Bear in mind that most EMS positions involve built-in overtime compensation rates given the 24 hour shifts common for field providers.
Anecdotally, several EMS agencies in the Commonwealth of Kentucky offer entry-level Paramedics wages between $40,000 to $70,000 a year, with additional fringe benefits, annual cost of living increases and bonuses for education and certifications. In our estimation, drawn from the numerous job postings sent to us by employers seeking our graduates each month, the national average base salary for a Paramedic is approximately $50,000.
Some of the positions our graduates have achieved upon graduation include:
- Firefighter/Paramedic for local, state, and federal agencies.
- Field Paramedic with local, state, and federal agencies.
- EMS supervisor/administrator at the local, state, and federal levels.
- Flight Paramedic with regional, national, and international HEMS companies.
- Federal Law Enforcement/Tactical Paramedic with agencies such as the FBI, ATF, and Diplomatic Security Service.
- Remote Paramedic, working in locations such as Antartica and Alaska.
- State-level EMS regulators and administrators.
- EMS educators at prominent colleges and universities.
- Public Health and Medical disaster incident managers at the state and federal level.
- Emergency Medical Technician with agencies throughout Kentucky and the country.
Click here for detailed job descriptions from the U. S. Department of labor. This earnings data does not distinguish between EMTs and Paramedics- with Paramedics typically being compensated at higher rates than EMTs- and does not factor in built-in overtime.