The Career

Emergency Services CareersParamedics impact the lives of others when it is often needed the most. Working with law enforcement and firefighters, paramedics are first responders at the scene of an accident and are relied upon for quick assessment of injuries, solid judgment and competent care at the site of an incident and during transport to emergency care facilities.

Nationwide, employment for paramedics is expected to grow faster than most occupations through 2016. Paramedics are often employed by local government in fire departments, public ambulance services and emergency medical services. Private ambulance services, hospitals and other medical facilities are also in need of well-trained professionals.



The following data is published annually in accordance with accreditation requirements. It includes averaged data for the classes that ended in August 2014 and August 2015.

Illinois written examination pass rate: 1st attempt 67%; overall 100%.

  • 2014: 0 students attempted the exam.
  • 2015: 9 students attempting the exam; 6 passed 1st attempt; 3 passed 2nd attempt.

NREMT written examination pass rate: 1st attempt 75%; overall 75%.

  • 2014: 4 students attempting the exam; 1 remains in the testing cycle.
  • 2015: 0 students attempted the exam.

Program retention rates: 72.22%

  • 2014: 6 students started the program; 4 finished.
  • 2015: 12 students started the program; 9 finished

Job placement: 100%

  • 2014: Of 3 students licenses, all found paramedic positions.
  • 2015: Of 9 students licensed, all 9 found paramedic positions.