Paramedic Schools in Arkansas

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

Below, please click on a school to get admissions information on their healthcare programs. Some programs are accredited, while other are not:

Arkansas Northeastern College -Blytheville, AR
Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Program
2501 South Division Street
Blytheville, AR – 72315

Arkansas State University -Searcy, AR
Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Program
PO Box 909
Searcy, AR – 72144

Arkansas State University – Jonesboro
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
PO Box 910
State University, AR 72467

Arkansas State University  – Mountain Home, AR
1600 South College Street
Gotaas Hall, H109
Mountain Home, AR – 72653

· Arkansas Tech University – Ozark Campus – Ozark, AR
1700 Helberg Lane
Ozark, AR – 72949

Black River Technical College  – Pocahontas, AR
PO Box 468
1410 Hwy 304 East
Pocahontas, AR – 72455

  • Note: To read our interview with the program director of Black River Technical College, click here.

East Arkansas Community College – Forrest City, AR
1700 Newcastle Road
Office Bldg 5, Room 510
Forrest City, AR – 72335

National Park Community College – Hot Springs, AR
101 College Drive
Hot Springs, AR – 71913

North Arkansas College  – Harrison, AR
1515 Pioneer Dr
Harrison, AR – 72601

Northwest Arkansas Community College  – Bentonville, AR
One College Drive
Bentonville, AR – 72712

South Arkansas Community College – El Dorado, AR
PO Box 7010
El Dorado, AR – 71731

Southeast Arkansas College – Pine Bluff, AR
1900 Hazel Street
Pine Bluff, AR – 71603

University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
3000 West Scenic Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72118

University of Arkansas at Monticello – McGehee, AR
1609 East Ash Street
PO Box 747
McGehee, AR – 71654-0747

University of Arkansas Community College, Hope  – Hope, AR
2500 S. Main Street
Hope, AR – 71801

University of Arkansas for Community College Batesville – Batesville, AR
2005 White Dr
PO Box 3350
Batesville, AR 72503
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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 Arkansas 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 (be it in Pocahontas, Burdette, Beebe, etc) 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.

And here, click on a school below to be taken directly to a college or university’s official homepage:

· Arkansas Northeastern College – Burdette, AR

· Arkansas State University, Beebe – Beebe, AR

· Arkansas State University, Mountain Home  – Mountain Home, AR

· Arkansas Tech University – Ozark Campus – Ozark, AR

· Black River Technical College  – Pocahontas, AR

· East Arkansas Community College – Forrest City, AR

· National Park Community College – Hot Springs, AR

· North Arkansas College  – Harrison, AR

· NorthWest Arkansas Community College  – Bentonville, AR

· South Arkansas Community College – El Dorado, AR

·Southeast Arkansas College – Pine Bluff, AR

· University of Arkansas at Monticello – Monticello, AR

· University of Arkansas Community College, Batesville – Batesville, AR

· University of Arkansas Community College, Hope  – Hope, AR

· University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Little Rock, AR

Get more information about paramedic training online via our interactive table on our homepage.

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