This article will provide you with a list of paramedic schools in Maryland where you can get admissions information, send applications, and graduate from in order to get a job as a working EMT Paramedic.
Do Note: This list now contains a collection of accredited and non-accredited paramedic programs.
The accrediting organization for EMT Paramedic training education in the United States is the CoAEMSP (Committee on Accreditation of EMS Education Programs), which operates under the CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs). Beginning on January 1, 2013, graduation from an accredited paramedic program will be required for those seeking certification through the National Registry.
It’s important to know that the career of EMTs and paramedics is on the rise. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of EMTs and paramedics is expected to rise 23% from 2012 to 2022. That is much faster than the average for other career fields, and it should give EMS students peace of mind knowing that they are entering a career field that is on the rise, rather than on the decline.
Also, note that all EMTs and paramedics need to complete a postsecondary educational program, which essentially means that in order to work in EMS, you will need to complete a proper training and educational program following your graduation from high school (or GED equivalent).
As far as paramedic salary is concerned, the pay rate for EMTs and paramedics can vary quite a bit. This is mostly due to region, as someone working in Maryland is likely to may more money than a paramedic in the mid-west. Still, the median salary for EMTs and medics, according to the BLS, is $31,020.
Strong EMT and paramedic traits are essential to the job, as well. A lot of discussion goes into how much you can lift, or how educated or trained you are, but at the end of the day, patients want to feel like you understand their pain and concerns, and that you care about their well being. And if you work in EMS, you really and truly should care about people.
Paramedic Schools in Maryland
Below, please click on a school to get admissions information on their healthcare programs:
- Anne Arundel Community College – Arnold, MD
101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD – 21012
- Associates in Emergency Care Consortia – Mount Airy, MD
- Cecil College – North East, MD
107 Chesapeake Blvd
Elkton, MD – 29121
- Chesapeake College – Wye Mills, MD
216 South Washington St
Easton, MD – 21601
- College of Southern Maryland – La Plata, MD
8730 Mitchell Rd
La Plata, MD – 20646
- Community College of Baltimore County – Essex Campus – Baltimore, MD
7201 Rossville Boulevard
Baltimore, MD – 21237
- Garrett College – McHenry, MD
687 Mosser Road
McHenry, MD – 21541
- Hagerstown Community College – Hagerstown, MD
11400 Robinwood Drive
Hagerstown, MD – 21742
- Howard Community College – Columbia, MD
10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, MD – 21045
- Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue – Marriottsville, MD
2200 Scott Wheeler Drive
Marriottsville, MD – 21104
- Prince George’s Community College – Largo, MD
301 Largo Rd
Largo, MD – 20774
- University of Maryland – Baltimore, MD
316 Sherman Hall
Baltimore, MD – 21250
- Wor-Wic Community College – Salisbury, MD
32000 Campus Drive
Salisbury, MD – 21804
And here, click on a school listed below to be taken directly to the college or university’s official homepage:
Anne Arundel Community College – Arnold, MD
Associates in Emergency Care Consortia – Mount Airy, MD
Cecil College – North East, MD
Community College of Baltimore County – Essex Campus – Baltimore, MD
Garrett College – McHenry, MD
Hagerstown Community College – Hagerstown, MD
Howard Community College – Columbia, MD
Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue – Marriottsville, MD
Prince George’s Community College – Largo, MD
University of Maryland – Baltimore, MD
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