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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 an eighteen 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.

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The Paramedic Certificate is a selective admissions program.

The potential candidate must complete the paramedic program application and the Massasoit Community College Application

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The Paramedic provides:

  • Patient assessment
  • Advanced airway management
  • Vascular access
  • EKG interpretation and treatment
  • Emergency pharmacology
  • Management of medical emergencies
  • Management of trauma emergencies

Career Opportunities
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.

Salary Outlook
According to the Journal of Emergency Medical Services, the national average salary is $50,835 per year (2016).

Job Opportunities
Municipalities, Fire Departments, private ambulance companies, hospitals, clinics.

Related Job Titles
EMT-Paramedic, Paramedic

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
Year # of studentsPercentage passed
2014No Students Eligiblen/a
2015No Students Eligiblen/a
2016As of June 2016:
First Attempt Written Exam580%
First Attempt Practical Exam4100%
Retention Rate – 88%
2018First Attempt Written Exam1995%
First Attempt Practical Exam18100%

  • Selective admissions program