avatar February 13, 2012, 5:06 am


by: Mike    Category: EMT Classes By State
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You want to become an EMT in Iowa and you want to know the EMT requirements? We have prepared this quick information sheet on EMT jobs perspective and requirements. There are currently 12,256 certified EMTs in Iowa at the moment with only 1,872 paramedics.

Please note that all states require EMT classes’ confirmation and EMT certification. However, some States are more rigorous in their selection of EMTs.


Iowa stats:

Iowa population: 3,007,856

Number of hospitals in Iowa: 31



General EMT requirements:

  • Be over 18 of age
  • Valid driver’s license
  • High School Diploma
  • Clean criminal record
  • Completed an EMT classes


Specific Iowa EMT requirements:

The Iowa Department of public health takes cares of EMT classes and certifications. They offer 5 levels of EMTs:

First Responders




Paramedic Specialist


Iowa EMT fees & other specification:


Very similar to the Illinois State, you won’t be making a fortune being a paramedic in Iowa. The hourly wages range from $9.40/hour to a maximum of $21.88/hour (average is at $14.87).




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