Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic

An Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic (or simply, a Paramedic) is a healthcare professional who helps save lives in emergency medical situations. In times of an emergency, a well-trained Paramedic could be the difference between life and death for a patient. Paramedic licensure is becoming the minimum requirement to qualify for an entry-level position as a firefighter. Other areas of potential employment for paramedics may include medical facilities such as hospitals and private ambulance companies.


Paramedic Training in Michigan

Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy offers Paramedic training in Michigan at the following locations:

Madison Heights
Madison Heights, MI Campus | Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy
New Boston
New Boston, MI Campus | Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy
Jackson
Jackson, MI | Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy
Bay City
Bay City, MI Campus | Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy

Paramedic Program

Are you looking for a Paramedic school in Michigan? If so, consider the Paramedic program at Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy. The Paramedic program at Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy is designed to build on the knowledge students attained during EMT-Basic training, with an even greater emphasis on pathophysiology of the human body. Successful completion of the paramedic program at Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy in Michigan will certify students to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) examination EMT-P.

Paramedic Training

The paramedic training offered at Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy in Michigan is designed to build upon the knowledge and skills a student has learned during their EMT-Basic training. Paramedics perform skills such as intravenous access, endotracheal intubation, cardiac monitoring and electrical therapy, medication administration, pleural decompression, and emergency airway access.

Topics covered in the paramedic training at Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy in Michigan include preparatory, airway/respiratory, patient assessment, trauma, medical, special considerations, clinical experience, and more. Students enrolled in the Paramedic program at Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy in Michigan are required to complete 600 hours of clinical experience (ambulance/emergency room). Students enrolled in this paramedic program in Michigan are also required to obtain skill and team leadership benchmarks. Requirement specifics will be discussed during orientation. Students in the Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy paramedic program in Michigan are required to obtain immunizations as required in accordance with OSHA regulations or proof of their prior administration.


Paramedic Jobs and Career Outlook

Paramedics respond to emergencies and assist in caring for sick or injured patients at the scene. Paramedics are needed in emergency situations such as car accidents, acts of violence, and natural disasters. The ability of a Paramedic to respond quickly and provide competent medical care to patients is critical both on the scene of an emergency and in transporting patients to healthcare facilities.

Specific Paramedic job duties may vary based on the state they are licensed. Paramedics can provide the job duties associated with being an EMT-Basic, but also may provide more extensive prehospital care. This may include giving medications to patients orally and intravenously, interpret EKGs, and use other monitors and equipment.

EMTs and Paramedics are in-demand and are among some of the fastest growing occupations in the nation today. For example, according to the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is projected to grow 15% from 2016 to 2026, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. a In addition, according to the Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, employment of EMTs and Paramedics in the State of Michigan is projected to grow 16.2% from 2016 to 2026. b


Paramedic Classes in Michigan

Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy’s Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic program has classes starting soon at the following locations:

Paramedic program classes in Madison Heights, MI

October 16, 2018

Paramedic program classes in New Boston, MI

November 12, 2018

Paramedic program classes in Bay City, MI

December 3, 2018

Paramedic program classes in Gaylord, MI

December 13, 2018 – Please contact our Bay City, MI campus at (989) 667-8802 to learn more!

Paramedic program classes in Jackson, MI

Contact us at our New Boston, MI school for information on upcoming classes!

The Dorsey Emergency Medical Academy – Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

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a Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, EMTs and Paramedics, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/emts-and-paramedics.htm (visited March 05, 2018).

b Michigan DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, Long-Term Occupational Employment Projections (2016-2026) Michigan Statewide, EMTs and Paramedics (SOC Code:  29-2041), http://milmi.mt.gov/Portals/137/publications/projectionsdata/LongTerm_OccupationalProj_2026_MI.xlsx (visited July 14, 2018).