Find the best EMT and Paramedic Training in Illinois
If you wish to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or a Paramedic in Illinois it is a requirement that you have graduated from an approved EMT Program. Additionally you will need to undertake further certification exams.
Listed below are some of the top EMT Programs and related training near you.
Please note: If you wish to view schools in another area, or if you do not see any results below, please use the search widget in the sidebar.
If a career as an EMT strongly appeals to you then you will be pleased to know that the demand for EMTs and Paramedics has been steadily on the increase over the last decade and is projected to grow by a further 19% over the coming years with an additional 45,000 jobs predicted to be created in the sector between 2016 and 2024.
EMT Salary in Illinois
In 2015 there where 12,060 persons employed as Emergency Medical Technicians or Paramedics in Illinois with an average salary of $42,380. This represents an hourly wage of $20.38 and is 19.6% above the national average of $35,430.
Those in Washington State earn the most of all EMTs and Paramedics in the USA with an average salary of $54,405.
The table below illustrates key EMT salary and employment data for the main cities and metropolitan areas in Illinois;
Illinois EMT License Requirements
Once you have successfully completed your EMT basic training course you must become licensed. Whilst each State has its own individual requirements for licensure, most will require that you achieve certification from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). For more information on Illinois EMT and Paramedic licensing requirements please contact the Illinois Department of Public Health;
Choosing and EMT Program: Where to start?
Take the first step and request information from Schools and Programs in your preferred area. Simply enter your preferences and contact information in the search box to the right or select from the Schools presented above to receive program and admissions information. It’s fast and easy!
Important points to consider when selecting EMT training include;
- Is the School approved to provide EMT training?
- How long does the program last or how many hours does it take to complete?
- How much of the course will be classroom based, presented online, and work experience based and how does this fit with your expectations?
- What percentage of graduates are successful in passing their local State or National certification exams?
- Does the School have good lab facilities and other resources to support your studies?
- Does the School offer any financial assistance or scholarships?
- Does the School offer any assistance with securing employment?
Get Started Today!
Get started today and take the first steps towards your new career by reaching out to EMT Programs and Nursing Schools in your preferred area. Simply enter your details in the box below to receive information on the best programs in your area. It’s fast and it’s free!
Related Healthcare Careers
The table below compares key data for EMTs with other entry level healthcare and healthcare assisting roles in Illinois;
Illinois is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States, achieving statehood in 1818.
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