There are EMT training programs all over the state of Arkansas which specialize in teaching how to treat injuries or other medical emergencies for transport and stabilization to more central care centers. These training courses are regulated by the Arkansas EMS and Trauma Systems. EMTs and Paramedics are comprised of a number of paid and volunteer positions.
In order to become a paramedic in Arkansas, one must have obtained EMT status, passed the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Exam, and also pass a practical exam unique to Arkansas designed to test one's skills in the field. An associate's degree is also required.
As of 2010, the average salary for a paramedic was a little over twenty-eight thousand dollars in Arkansas, and therer were just under two thousand registered paramedics at that time.
For more information, contact the Arkansas Department of Human Health and Services at the following address:
Office of Emergency Medical Services
5800 West 10th Street, Suite 800
Little Rock, AR 72204