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Campus Offered: Toledo
Degree: Associate of Applied Science
Credits Required: 70
This major prepares graduates to serve with federal, state or local fire departments, ambulance service companies and other private and public first responder organizations.
Employed as emergency medical technicians (EMTs) or paramedics, the quick reaction and competent care of these professionals make the difference in a variety of people's lives, including automobile accident victims, people who suffer heart attacks and women who give birth prematurely.
EMTs and paramedics also provide vital services as they care for and transport the sick or injured to hospitals or other medical facilities.
Emergency medical management training is progressive, consisting of EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate and Paramedic. All 50 states require licensure, but levels and titles vary by state. In the next decade, an associate's degree will be required to work as an EMT or paramedic. Many employers require a criminal background check.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
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