Paramedic Schools in Pennsylvania

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

Below, please click on a school to get admissions information on their programs:

Center for Emergency Medicine of Western PA – Pittsburgh, PA
230 McKee Place, Suite 500
Pittsburgh , PA – 15213

Community College of Allegheny County, Boyce Campus  – Pittsburgh, PA
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
808 Ridge Avenue
Jones Hall – Room 212
Pittsburgh, PA 15212-6097

Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital  – Johnstown, PA
1086 Franklin Street
Johnstown , PA – 15905

Delaware County Community College  – Media, PA
901 S. Media Line Road
Media , PA – 19063

EmergyCare-UPMC-CEM Paramedic Training Consortium
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
1926 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16502

GFC-UPMC-CEM Paramedic Training Consortium – West Chester, PA
600 Montgomery Ave
West Chester, PA 19380

Harrisburg Area Community College – Harrisburg, PA
One HACC Drive
Select Medical Health Pavilion, 114-C
Harrisburg , PA – 17110

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
1190 Maple St
Indiana, PA 15705

Lancaster Consortium for Emergency Medicine Education
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
100 East Charlotte Street
Millersville, PA 17551

Lehigh Valley Health Network (Hospital) – Allentown, PA
2166 South 12th Street
Allentown , PA – 18103

Luzerne County Community College  – Nanticoke, PA
1333 South Prospect Street
Nanticoke , PA – 18634

Montgomery County EMS Training Institute (Hospital) – Conshohoken, PA
1175 Conshohocken Road
Conshocken , PA – 19428

Mutual Aid-UPMC-CEM Paramedic Training Consortium – Greensburg, PA
561-563 West Otterman St
Greensburg, PA 15601

Penn State Fayette, Lemont Furnance, PA
2201 University Drive
Lemont Furnace, PA 15456

Pennsylvania College of Technology  – Williamsport, PA
One College Avenue
Williamsport , PA – 17701

Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences  – Reading, PA
1025 Old Wyomissing Road
Reading , PA – 19612

Thomas Jefferson Univ Hospital-JeffSTAT EMS Education Center Philadelphia, PA
833 Chestnut Street
Suite 940
Philadelphia , PA – 19107

University of Pittsburgh
Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic Program
230 McKee Place, Suite 500
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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 twenty-three percent from the year 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 will 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).

And 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 Pennsylvania 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 genuinely understand their pain and concerns, and that you care about their health.  And if you work in EMS, you really and truly should care about people and their well-being.  Don’t treat this as “just another job,” because it’s not.  People are truly counting on you.

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

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