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Earning an Associate’s Degree in Emergency Medical Services

 Associate’s Degree in Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics are the first responders for medical emergencies and disaster efforts. Earning an associate’s degree in Emergency Medical Services takes that experience to the next level.

Why earn a degree in EMS?

 

The associate’s degree in Emergency Medical Services provides a well-rounded education for career advancement. Curriculum for the program combines the knowledge and skills needed for a career as an EMT and Paramedic with additional medical training and “soft skills” training.

General education courses in composition and mathematics mean that EMS professionals are able to communicate better with each other and their patients. Math knowledge is essential when administering medicines or performing life-supporting actions.

Classroom lectures and hands-on instruction equip EMS professionals with the skills they need to perform their duties and the knowledge they need on which to base their decisions.

While taking certification courses in either EMT or Paramedic will prepare you for the job, an associate’s degree in Emergency Medical Services provides an advanced level of understanding to the career field.

Earning an associate’s degree in Emergency Medical Services also opens the door to expanded careers within the EMS or medical profession. Leadership and research positions that improve the work that EMTs and Paramedics do on a daily basis and that improve patient outcomes often require college degrees.

 

What to expect from an EMS degree

 

The associate’s degree in EMS from Health Career Institute is 60 college credits. You can register for the program and attend classes at our West Palm Beach campus.

Earning a degree in Emergency Medical Services also includes hospital and field experience. Real-world experience is one of the most effective ways to prepare for a career as an EMS professional. Students learn the flow of the ambulance and emergency room, how to work with others, and how to treat patients in a variety of medical situations.

Patient outcomes are improved when EMS professionals are confident and knowledgeable in their profession. The associate’s degree in Emergency Medical Services is an in-depth and comprehensive educational experience for those who want to grow in the EMS profession. Contact us today to learn more about how you can earn your degree in EMS.

 

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