Paramedic Schools in Alaska

This article will provide you with a list of paramedic schools in Alaska 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.

Paramedic Schools in Alaska

Below, click on any of the accredited and non-accredited programs in Alaska that offer EMT, paramedic, and other healthcare-related programs:

1) University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic Program
1000 University Ave., Room 134
Fairbanks , AK – 99709

When you apply to a paramedic program, here’s a typical checklist of things you’ll need:

  1. Signed application
  2. Admission essay
  3. Your current resume
  4. Passport photo
  5. 3 evaluation or recommendation letters
  6. A copy of your EMT-1 certification
  7. Immunizations
  8. Criminal history report
  9. Accuplacer Placement Testing Scores

You would then mail this information, along with your application, to the program’s director.

2) University of Alaska Anchorage Matanuska Susitna College
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
8295 E College Drive
Palmer, AK 99645
United States of America

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 11% from 2020 to 2030.  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 Alaska 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 $36,650.

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 (be it in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and more) 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.

 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.

3) University of Alaska Anchorage Kenai Peninsula College
Emergency Medical Services-Paramedic Program
156 College Rd
Soldotna, AK 99669
United States of America

Below, click on the list of school(s) to be taken directly to their official website.   This list continues to be updated.

  1. University of Alaska Fairbanks Community and Technical College – Fairbanks, AK
  2. University of Alaska-Anchorage/Matanuska Susitna College – Palmer, AK
  3. University of Alaska Anchorage Kenai Peninsula CollegeSoldotna, AK

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