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Emergency Medical Services

The electronic Allied Health Sciences application, to apply for the EMT-IV course and Paramedic program for Spring 2014, is NOW OPEN. Please use the following the EMT or Paramedic link and print the application information packet to assist you during the application process.  (EMT) (PARAMEDIC).


Emergency Medical Services at Roane State consists of

Many students complete this program in a graduated format:

  1. starting with the EMT course,
  2. proceeding to the Paramedic Program, and
  3. finally completing additional general education and allied health science courses to earn the optional Associate of Applied Sciences degree in Allied Health Sciences.

The EMT course is offered twice per year. It is a one semester course starting in the fall or spring semesters. The course is offered 2 days per week, or 3 nights per week. Please go to the EMT webpage to see the admissions procedure as well as class locations and times.

The Paramedic Program is offered twice per year. It is a 3 semester, 6 course program (3 didactic and 3 clinical) starting in the fall or spring semesters. The fall-start program is offered 2 days a week at the Knox county campus. The spring-start program is offered 2 days a week at the Harriman campus. Please go to the Paramedic webpage to see the admissions procedures.

Work Settings

Emergency Medical Technicians are trained to care for patients at the scene of an accident, sudden illness, and while transporting patients by ambulance to the hospital. They are a vital member of both the healthcare delivery system and public safety.

Paramedics receive extensive training in the use of advanced procedures, medications and specialized equipment to manage medical emergencies and traumatic injuries. Through careful patient assessment and team oriented medical care, paramedics help prevent and reduce death and disability from illness and injury.

EMTs and Paramedics will generally work for ambulance services or fire departments.  Some EMTs and Paramedics work in hospital emergency departments, medical clinics, sports medicine, industrial medicine and similar occupations.

Salary and Job Outlook

Emergency Medical Services is a new and rapidly changing field. As this area continues to upgrade and expand, there will be an increasing demand for trained personnel, especially at the advanced and associate degree levels. Paramedics with an A.A.S. degree are more marketable for educational and supervisory positions. Your salary as an EMT-IV will depend greatly on the region of the country where you work. According to the most recent survey conducted by The Journal of Emergency Medical Care, Tennessee EMT-IV salary ranges are $20,500-$24,000 per year and Paramedic salary ranges are $32,000-$40,000 per year.


The Paramedic Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756; (727) 210-2350.

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