Texas EMTs and Paramedics.
Salary information for Texas is listed below. Want to become an EMT or Paramedic in Texas? Read on for more information on the requirements.
|Texas||Entry Level||Average||Top Earners|
- StateAverage Hourly Wage
- U.S. Average$16.01$24.70$16.01$9.48
Becoming an EMT or Paramedic in Texas.
All states have the following basic requirements for becoming an EMT or Paramedic:
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Must have a high school diploma or GED
- Must have a valid state driver's license
Once these basic requirements are met, you must then take the following steps:
- Enroll in–and pass–an emergency medical services training program that is approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Accredited programs are listed below.
- Download the application for EMS Personnel Certification from the website of the Texas Department of State Health Services.
- Set up an account and apply for testing through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT).
- Pass a criminal background check and verification of your emergency medical training course enrollment, graduation and grade as well as certification through the NREMT.
Accredited EMT and Paramedic Programs in Texas.
Austin Community College
Austin, TX 512/223-5918
Brazosport College, Lake Jackson
Lake Jackson, TX
Farmers Branch, TX
College of the Mainland, Texas City
Texas City, TX
Houston Community College
North Harris Montgomery Comm. College
San Jacinto College—Central/Pasadena
San Jacinto College—North Campus/Houston
South Plains College
Tarrant County College
University of Texas/Brownsville
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center—Dallas
Wharton County Junior College