EMT Program Offers High Returns

Posted on August 23, 2013 by Sally Mesarosh

Fire Science Online Ranks Programs

EMT ProgramEMT ProgramFire Science Online, a resource for fire science and first responder education and career information, has identified the 80 EMT degree programs that offer the highest returns on investment. The list recognizes the colleges and universities across the country with significantly lower than average tuition rates in states where firefighters are paid very well.

There are over 1,100 colleges in the U.S. that offer emergency medical technician programs, with tuition ranging from exorbitant to relatively inexpensive. Of those, only schools that met very specific criteria were included on the list:

•       Colleges with average annual tuition below $10,000 only, according to IPEDS
•       Must have at least 10,000 active students enrolled
•       Average annual salary (for EMTs in each school's respective state) greater than $30,000
•       Fully-accredited schools only
•       Public and Private schools included
•       U.S. colleges only

“EMT's stand between victims and disaster, often risking their own safety to do so,” said Matt Davis, Managing Director of Fire Science Online. “They fill a dangerous but crucial role in our lives, and they deserve to be rewarded for it. We hope that this list will help future EMTs find programs that will pay off over the long-term.”

For more information on MCC's EMT Program, visit: http://www.mesacc.edu/programs/emergency-medical-technician

MCC ranks #22 on Fire Science Online: http://www.firescience.org/college-degree-rankings-online/emt-degree-programs-high-roi/

About Fire Science Online

Fire Science Online is a not-for-profit organization that provides free information about fire science, firefighting, and other first responder education and careers. All information and tools on the site are free and easy to access. These features include lists of the top fire science professors in various subjects, information about how to become a firefighter, and a comprehensive list of every fire science degree program in the country.

About Mesa Community College

Mesa Community College provides outstanding transfer and career and technical programs, workforce development, and life-long learning opportunities to residents of the East Valley area of Phoenix, Arizona. MCC excels in teaching, learning and empowering its more than 40,000 students who attend annually to succeed in a local and global community.  Mesa Community College is one of ten colleges that comprise the Maricopa County Community College District. Please direct media inquiries to Sally Mesarosh at sally.mesarosh@mesacc.edu  or the Office of Institutional Advancement at 480-461-7445.  IA website:  www.mesacc.edu/ia.