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All West Texas Campuses

Contact Information:

Kay Johnson - 325.734.3630
Mayra Juarez - 325.236.8206
Email: wtxfinaid@tstc.edu

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Julia Humphrey - 325.734.3612
Abilene Campus

Patricia Reid - 254.559.7720
Breckenridge Campus

Charlotte Tongate - 325. 641. 3901
Brownwood Campus

Jennifer Rosas - 325.235.7338
Sweetwater Campus

(254) 799-3611

3801 Campus Drive
Waco, TX 76705

TSTC is located off I-35 North at exit 342A, just north of Waco
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What the Future Holds

The employment outlook for Emergency Medical Technicians is very bright. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment of emergency medical technicians and paramedics is expected to grow 9 percent between 2008 and 2018. In fact, jobs in the health care industry will be in demand to cover the needs of America’s increasingly aging population. As an EMT you will not be working in a typical healthcare setting. You will be on the move, responding to multiple emergency and non-emergency scenarios requiring a range of various EMT/Paramedic skills. 

One hundred precent of the recent graduates from the TSTC West Texas Emergency Medical Technology program have either been placed in jobs or continued their education at a four-year university. With your degree from TSTC, you will be prepared to serve as a first responder to accidents and emergency situations that require medical attention. You will be an expert in administering medical procedures to treat victims at the scene and while in transport to the hospital.

  • Average Projected Growth: 33% (2010-2012)
  • Average Salary: EMT Basic $30,000 annually, EMT Intermediate $35,000 annually, Paramedic $48,000 annually
  • Mean Hourly Wage: $14.10

Companies that Employ Our Graduates

  • Sweetwater Fire Department
  • San Saba Co. EMS
  • Shackelford County EMS
  • Metro Care Services
  • Stamford EMS
  • Haskell EMS
  • Abilene Fire Department
  • Fisher County EMS
  • Coleman County EMS
  • Wylie Fire Dept
  • Brady EMS
  • Allen Fire Dept
  • Ft Worth Fire Dept
  • Abilene Airport Fire Department
  • Various locations around the State of Texas

EMT Industry

By the Numbers 

29-2041 Emergency Medical
Technicians & Paramedics
Annual Average of Job Openings TX 620
2010-2020 Projection of Growth TX 33%
2010 Average Starting Wage TX $15.23
2010 Average Starting Wage Abilene  


43-5031 Police, Fire, and
Ambulance Dispatchers
Annual Average of Job Openings TX    360
2010-2020 Projection of Growth TX 11.7%
2010 Average Starting Wage TX $15.42
2010 Average Starting Wage Abilene $15.25

SOURCES: WantedAnalytics, WorkInTexas.com, BLS.gov, and O*NET Online, MSN Careerbuilder and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics*Salaries are dependent on location and demand

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