Also called: First Responder

Job Outlook in Vermont
High Demand

What you might do
Paramedics are often the first to help a patient in an emergency.  They give first aid or life support care and may transport patients to the hospital.  Paramedics are trained to give more advanced care than EMTs.

Where you might work
In the emergency department of a hospital or wherever an emergency happens.

Related Links
My Next Move: Paramedics
O*Net Online: Paramedics
Occupational Outlook Handbook: EMTs and Paramedics
Vermont Ambulance Association (VAA)

Education Required
Paramedics complete a non-degree training program or may hold an associate’s degree (2 years).

Where to Study

Vermont State University - Bennington, Williston

Eastern Maine Community College

Kennebec Valley Community College

Northern Maine Community College

Southern Maine Community College

Anna Maria College

Bunker Hill Community College

Cape Cod Community College

Greenfield Community College

Massachusetts Bay Community College

Mount Wachusett Community College

Northern Essex Community College

Quincy College

    NHTI, Concord's Community College

    New England Institute of Technology

    For more information, contact your regional AHEC:

    Northern Vermont AHEC

    Southern Vermont AHEC