Paramedics are highly recruited in Texas, with an average of 2,800 openings per year and a growth rate that exceeds the state average. Municipal fire/EMS services typically provide their employees with annual salaries ranging from $24,000 to $47,000, depending on experience. Private EMS agencies offer their employees annual salaries ranging from $24,000 to $40,000. Annual starting salaries for certified EMTs range from $18,000 to $24,000.
Certification/licensure is not automatic; the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and/or the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) administer all certification examinations upon completion of a DSHS recognized educational program. Completion of the LSC-North Harris EMSP program does not guarantee eligibility for DSHS/NREMT certification/licensure. Criminal background checks are conducted by DSHS as part of the screening process. Candidates with concerns about their background should contact the Texas Department of State Health Services in Austin.
The Office of Financial Aid offers various forms of financial assistance. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for more details and to apply for financial assistance and scholarship opportunities. The priority filing date for financial aid is April 1, preceding each fall semester. For more details call 281-618-5464.
All four levels of educational programs offered at Lone Star College-North Harris and include an Associate of Applied Science degree, a Paramedic Certificate, an Intermediate Certificate, and EMT-Basic courses.
Interested in one of these programs and want more information? Please attend one of the following information sessions. Reservations are not required.
Thursday April 25, 2013 3:00PM WNSP 178 Thursday May 23, 2013 6:00PM WNSP 178 Thursday June 20, 2013 3:00PM WNSP 178 Thursday July 18, 2013 6:00PM WNSP 177