Emergency medical technicians and paramedics provide vital attention to sick and injured people in a variety of situations and locations. The University of Akron and Akron General Medical Center have teamed to offer this 60-credit hour Emergency Medical Services Technology degree.
You are encouraged to gain practical professional experience through the University’s optional cooperative education program or through an internship. Participation gives you firsthand, on-the-job training in your area of interest within the field of emergency medical services. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school. As an added benefit, you can earn a competitive salary.
Interact with other emergency medical services students and professionals in the field through organizations such as:
A degree in emergency medical services paves the way to a variety of career opportunities. Professionals generally advance to supervisory and management positions. They may become:
The job outlook for EMTs is excellent, especially with hospitals and private ambulance services. Those with advanced certification, such as EMT-Paramedic, will enjoy the best career opportunities.
The Career Center creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to: