Paramedic Certificate – Fall Cohort
Massasoit's Paramedic Certificate earned accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP) in May of 2017.
The paramedic is a health care professional that cares for those injured or suddenly taken ill in the pre-hospital setting. The paramedic program is a seventeen month program that includes classroom, in hospital clinical rotations and field internships. It prepares the student to practice in the field and to be eligible for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician’s (EMT) Paramedic certification exam.
The Paramedic Certificate is a selective admissions program.
The potential candidate must complete the Paramedic Program application and the Massasoit Community College Application.
The Paramedic provides:
- Patient assessment
- Advanced airway management
- Vascular access
- EKG interpretation and treatment
- Emergency pharmacology
- Management of medical emergencies
- Management of trauma emergencies
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of paramedic jobs in 2012 were 239,100. The job is projected to grow from 2012 to 2022 by 23% (faster than the average 11% job growth). Projected employment change from 2012 to 2022 is 55,300 new paramedics.
Nationwide Employment Opportunities
National Registry certification allows for reciprocity in most of the United States.
According to the Journal of Emergency Medical Services, the national average salary is $50,835 per year (2016).
Municipalities, Fire Departments, private ambulance companies, hospitals, clinics.
Related Job Titles
|Year||# of students||Percentage passed|
|2014||No Students Eligible||n/a|
|2015||No Students Eligible||n/a|
|2016||As of June 2016:|
|First Attempt Written Exam||5||80%|
|First Attempt Practical Exam||4||100%|
|Retention Rate – 88%|
|2018||First Attempt Written Exam||19||95%|
|First Attempt Practical Exam||18||100%|
|2019||Initial Written Exam||14||87.5%|
|Initial Practical Exam||14||100%|
|Retention – 100%|
|Positive Job Placement – 100%|
|2020||Initial Written Exam||73.3%|
|Initial Practical Exam||100%|
|Positive Job Placement||100%|
- Selective admissions program