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Why should you go from Paramedic to AS in EMS?

Paramedic to AS in EMS

You can become a Paramedic with only a high school diploma and certification training. The program for becoming a Paramedic is generally a year long.

You pass the certification exam and get approved by the state to work in the field. Now, you might be wondering if you need to get an Associate degree, or why should you go from the Paramedic certification to an AS in EMS?

Reasons to get an AS in EMS

Paramedics don’t need to have an Associate degree, however, earning your AS in EMS may increase employment opportunities. Paramedics have already done most of the work toward the AS in EMS degree, leaving only 5 general education courses to complete before earning your AS in EMS.

If you are currently a Paramedic, you will need to take 15 credit hours in order to earn the AS in EMS. The credits from Paramedic training go toward the degree. 

The AS in EMS Degree

The AS in EMS can also be done 100% online. You won’t have to give up your career to finish your degree. The program is designed for working Paramedics, so you can complete the 5 classes around your busy schedule.

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