Paramedics can truly be a lifeline between the scene of an accident or emergency and the hospital. Typically, paramedics have undergone more extensive training than EMTs, and have developed an elevated skill set in areas like anatomy and physiology, advanced patient assessment and airway maintenance, venipuncture and IV therapy, and emergency pharmacology. The Paramedic Program offered at Superior Medical Education in Madison Heights, Michigan will empower you to gain that extensive training, develop that heightened skill set, and prepare for a career as a paramedic in order to save lives.
The Superior Experience
The Paramedic Program at Superior Medical Education is a 1, 050-hour program (546 class hours, 252 Clinical hours, and 252 Field Internship hours). The program includes a minimum of 504 hours spent performing required skills in clinical and field internships. Entry into the Paramedic program requires a high school diploma or GED, as well as the successful completion of an approved EMT basic program, course, or class. In addition to gaining extensive knowledge and skills necessary to save lives and transport patients and patients to hospitals and other emergency health care facilities, you’ll schedule independent EMS and hospital clinical rotations at least once per week.
Training in the Paramedic Program includes:
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Airway and breathing
- Patient assessment
- Medical Emergency – Cardiology
- Medical Emergency
- Special Considerations
- …and more!
Ready to begin your Paramedic training?
At the completion of the Paramedic program at Superior Medical Education in Madison Heights, Michigan, graduates will be eligible to take the State of Michigan’s Paramedic Licensure Exam. Graduates of the Paramedic course at Superior Medical Education will be able to study for this exam in our on-site computer lab.
Paramedic Career Outlook in Michigan
A career as a Paramedic can be both rewarding and challenging. A Paramedic provides pre-hospital patient care that is more extensive than what an EMT (Basic) would provide. In addition, Paramedics can give medications, interpret EKGs, and use other monitors and equipment, in addition to performing the tasks that an EMT may perform as well.
Those who wish to become a Paramedic must first complete a program, course, or class to receive the necessary training associated with being an EMT-Basic. In addition, a candidate must complete a program, course, or class to receive the necessary training associated with being a Paramedic. Licensure is also required to obtain employment as a Paramedic.
According to the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics is projected to grow 24% from 2014 to 2024, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.* Furthermore, according to the State of Michigan DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, employment of emergency medical technicians and paramedics is projected to grow 14% from 2012 to 2022.**
If you’re interested in strengthening your skills and training or want to advance your career in the EMS field, the Paramedic Program at Superior Medical Education in Michigan could be for you!
Source of Career Outlook Information: *”Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, EMTs and Paramedics, on the Internet at (visited February 16, 2016). **Michigan DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, Long-Term Occupational Employment Projections (2012-2022) Michigan Statewide, Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (SOC Code: 29-2041), (visited February 15, 2016).”