EMS Careers and Pathways

Welcome, current and future EMS personnel! EMSA’s mission to serve the citizens of California begins with educating and developing competent, capable EMS personnel who are prepared to respond to any medical emergency. Please enjoy learning about the various workforce pathways, employment opportunities, and stakeholder partners contributing to the development of EMS professionals throughout the State of California.

    • Visit your Local EMS Agency’s webpage to learn about job opportunities in your area. Find webpage and contact information on our Local EMS Agencies page.


Visit the CA Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) Apprenticeship Innovation Funding (AIF) webpage to learn about an apprenticeship program funding opportunity.


EMS Personnel Workforce

Number of Currently Active California EMTs

Number of Currently Active California Advanced-EMTs

Number of Currently Active California Paramedics

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EMS Personnel


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Find Paramedic, Advanced EMT, EMT and MICN approved training programs and continuing education courses.



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Learn more about Community Paramedicine and Triage to Alternate Destination programs in California.

Learn about becoming an EMT

Learn about becoming a Paramedic

Related Links

EMSA Job Opportunities!

EMS Educator Links