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Nationally Certified EMS Providers
By Level and Percent

First Exam Attempt
National Pass Rates

25-30 Million

EMS treats 25-30 million patients per year in the United States with annual expenditures of about $5 billion.1


75% of nationally certified EMS professionals in the United States are male, 85% are of non-minority status and 45% have a college degree or higher.3


Over 90% of nationally certified EMS professionals said that they had access to at least one Helicopter EMS (HEMS) service, while slightly fewer said that they had the authority to request HEMS (86%).2


About 6% of nationally certified EMS professionals were classified as stressed on the DASS-21 scale, which was lower than the average for other health care professionals including nurses, physicians and medical students.3

1 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, Maternal and Child Health Bureau. National EMS Research Agenda. December 31, 2001.
2 Crowe RC, Levine R, Bentley MB. An Assessment of Prehospital Helicopter EMS Access and Training. Poster Presentation at Texas State EMS Conference. November 2014.
3 Bentley MA, Crawford JM, Wilkins JR et al. An Assessment of Depression, Anxiety, and Stress among Nationally Certified EMS Professionals. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2013, 17:330-338.

Use of Data

The data provided on this page is also available in a variety of NREMT publications, including Annual Reports or in manuscripts released by the NREMT Research Department . Unless otherwise specified, the data was last updated on April 13, 2017.

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