MOHAVE COUNTY – Emergency medical service careers are rewarding because of the impact it can make on many lives. Mohave Community College Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic campus program applications deadlines are approaching.
Deadline to apply for the EMT Academy starting in the summer is May 1. EMT classes taking place at all campuses starting in the fall has a deadline of July 31.
The paramedic program at the Detroit Avenue Center – Kingman application deadline is May 1 and classes start May 23. The Lake Havasu cohort’s deadline is Sept. 15 and classes begin Oct. 17.
EMTs and Paramedics are used in a wide variety of workplace settings like emergency 911 services, hospitals, private ambulance companies and fire departments. In 2020, MCC’s paramedic program has an 85% pass rate for the EMT National CBT exam and a 100% job placement.
“A career in Emergency Medical Services can be incredibly rewarding. You are involved in helping people on their worst day. You learn throughout your education that you have the ability to make a difference in someone’s life, and you find that you are constantly learning as emergency medicine changes,” said Kris Long, Director of EMS.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, EMTs and Paramedics on average can earn $36,650.
An EMT has less educational training than a paramedic. EMTs can handle basic health procedures like preforming CPR and using oxygen on a patient. Paramedics have a minimum of 1,000 hours of training and can administer drugs, insert IV lines and more.
Medical Assisting is another career that gives people option to help people. MCC’s MEA program offers different career options, including Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy, Medical Coding and Billing and Health Information Technology pathways.
Long added there’s a pathway for anyone who wants to further their education in the medical field whether it’s performing direct patient care or working in support areas. Careers in healthcare provide constant learning as healthcare changes and a rewarding atmosphere.
The college is currently enrolling students in summer and fall semesters. Those interested in attending the college should start by visiting Mohave.edu/EnrollNow. Applying to become an MCC student is free, and student services employees will assist everyone through the application and enrollment process. Tuition assistance is also available.