Become a Paramedic in Missouri

Posted January 6th, 2011 in Info, Salary, Training by admin

paramedic salarySo you’re thinking about how to become a paramedic in the Show Me State?  Great decision!  This short article should offer you the required information to achieve your dream vocation.

We’ll start with the main priority for most people (not you of course): a paramedic’s salary in Missouri.  Isn’t that what we all want to know before we jump into a lifelong career?  But remember that this data may be different than expected due to contract agreements, comprehension, education, and many other factors.  BUT…you are always welcome to ask for a higher salary!  :)

Paramedic Salary Info

The median salary for a paramedic in Missouri is $32,630. Although this may be different than you expected, EMTs and paramedics quite often are paid hourly (which in Missouri, the average hourly wage is $15.69/hr) and get quite a bit of overtime. Not to mention the benefits (depending upon what organization you are with).

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Info

Bureau of EMS
1617 Southridge, P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Telephone: (573) 751-6356

Basic state requirements

For every state you must first meet these requirements:

1.  Be at least 18 years of age
2.  Possess a high school diploma or GED
3.  Possess a current state-specific driver’s license

How to Become a Paramedic in Missouri:

1.  Must be first registered with the National Registry (NREMT) and give the Bureau of EMS of Missouri this registry and the EMS personnel license application.

2.  You then must register and apply for a Missouri license.

3.  After being licensed within Missouri, you no longer need to be registered with NREMT.

4.  Pay any fees that are applicable to the documentation (i.e. application, licensure)

Additional Information for Becoming a Paramedic

The certification levels and Continued Education within the EMS (Emergency Medical Service) for Missouri that you must pass to  become a certified paramedic in Missouri from beginning to end include:

1.  EMT-Basic

2.  EMT-Intermediate

3.  Paramedic

You can choose to take the exam on the computer if it’s eligible in Missouri.  Pearson Vue allows you to locate a testing center in your area.

For the Missouri-approved training entitiesGo Here

Renewal of Licensure

If you’re in need of renewing your Missouri license, click this right now for the EMT-B renewal guidelines and click this for the EMT-Paramedic renewal guidelines.

If you’d like more information for the state of Missouri, leave a comment below and I’ll update or respond asap.  Thanks!

We hope this article has helped in giving you the knowledge on how to become a paramedic in Missouri.  :)