Becoming a paramedic can be a rewarding career as you are responsible for providing care to the sick and injured. A paramedic provides both basic and advanced life support, including the administration of medications, advanced airway management, and cardiac monitoring.
Most paramedic programs require that you have graduated from high school (or have a GED), but it's not mandatory that you have a college degree.
Requirements may vary from state to state, but generally, the eligibility requirements for most paramedic schools/programs are as follows:
- 18 years of age
- A high school graduate, or have a GED
- Have a valid driver's license
- Be a licensed EMT
To be eligible to apply for a paramedic program you may have to take anatomy, physiology or an anatomy/physiology class. (Not all programs require this prerequisite as it may be "built-in" to the paramedic program curriculum).
After finding a paramedic program that is right for you, the next step is to apply for admission. Some paramedic programs may have an interview process, as programs can be highly competitive for admissions.
Paramedic programs in Kansas are listed below:
- Johnson County Community College
- Hutchinson Community College
- Kansas City Kansas Community College
- Barton Community College
- Coffeyville Community College
- Cowley College
- Garden City Community College
Greater Kansas City Area programs: CLICK HERE
United States (search programs by state): CLICK HERE