Indy EMS Paying To Train Hoosiers For EMT Certification
By: Sheila McCrea - Thursday, May 5, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS — A shortage of paramedics has Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services getting creative.

IEMS are launching a new program that will quickly train Hoosiers to become emergency medical technicians (EMT). Those students will be paid during the process.

The 10-week course is five days a week, resulting in an EMT certification. After six months on the job, Indy EMS will pay for their paramedic training.

Paramedic jobs reportedly start around $50,000 a year. Typically, the EMT courses operate on 120 classroom hours.

The EMT trainee program is open to anyone over the age of 18 with a high school diploma, or equivalent education.

Applications for the program are due by July 18th and classes will begin on August 22nd.


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