avatar February 21, 2012, 4:45 am

New York

by: Mike    Category: EMT Classes By State
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Do you want to become a Paramedic in one of the busiest city in the world, New York City? The State of New York supports its EMTs with a great salary. In fact, you can earn up to $26 an hour (considering an average hourly wages of $17.75). This is needless to say that the work conditions in New York are pretty good. Here a few more info about how to become an EMT in the State of New York:


New York stats:

New York population: 19,465,197 (and 8,391,881 are in NYC)

Number of hospitals in New York: 53



General EMT requirements:

  • Be over 18 of age
  • High School Diploma
  • Clean criminal record
  • Completed an EMT classes


Specific New York EMT requirements:

The New York Bureau of EMS is regulating EMTs and Paramedics. Among several tasks, they provide the following services:

  • providing both financial and staff support to the State EMS
  • coordinates and develops contracts with the EMS Program Agencies
  • approves all EMT certification courses
  • conduct examinations and issue individual EMT certification,
  • administers the trauma program
  • approve and manage a variety of legislatively and federally funded EMS grants,
  • responsible for issuing agency certifications

There are a total of 57,398 EMTs (from EMT basic to Paramedic) in the state of New York which work across 1107 ambulance services (from fire department to college).

New York EMT other specification:


The State of New York provides a very specific curriculum for each EMT level. For example, here are the modules to follow if you want to become an EMT-Basic:

As you can see, this will make you 452 pages to learn by heart for the written portion of the exam. Can you do it without any help? If you think so, you should look at the NREMT annual report. They state that only 2 students out of 3 (67%) passed their exam on the first attempt. If you want to avoid all the problems around writing your exam a second or third time, we strongly suggest that you do several practice exams prior to writing the “ultimate test”. Click here to access over 2,000 questions that will prepare you to write a successful exam.


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