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South Carolina EMS Association



South Carolina EMS is hiring in all 46 counties!

If you are interested in a dynamic healthcare career option with schedule flexibility, competitive benefits and pay, and a work environment unlike any other than EMS is a good fit for you! We have opportunities for on-the-job training that gets you employed while gaining your certification, free education and career advancement opportunities, and diverse employment opportunities in 911 EMS, non-emergent EMS systems, hospital based EMS systems, fire-based EMS and more! EMS can also serve as a great starting point to gain invaluable experience for transferring into other healthcare professions.  We guarantee job placement!

If you're looking for a rewarding career and opportunity to be a part of something bigger than yourself while giving back to the community, we are looking for you.

EMS Job Facts


  • Calm under pressure
  • Clear and effective communication
  • Compassionate and action-oriented
  • Attentive to details
  • Wants an ever-changing work environment
EMT Basic Training can be as short as a few months.Programs are offered at Regional Institutions and technical/community colleges. 
Flexible learning options - virtual, hybrid, and in-person learning. Average starting salary
of an EMT is $38,500.


Starting in January 2022, there is free education provided at all 16 technical colleges across the state, which includes EMS programs.   Learn more here.

How to Get Started

If you think an EMS career might be right for you, the first step is finding a class near you.  

Follow the links on the right to view various EMS programs in South Carolina or see ways that we can help.  You can also find a list of EMT, AEMT, and Paramedic courses here.

Technical institutes and community colleges will help you navigate the exam and licensure process. 

Once you've completed your program, you can become certified and start your career. Learn more about certification guidelines in SC here.

The EMS field is projected to grow at 7-10% with 20,000 job openings,
which is faster than the national average. What are you waiting for? 

Reach out and let us help you today!


1. Request a personalized consultation
We can connect you with an educational program or an employer that meets your individual needs. We will give you information on education, employment, the EMS industry, and setup a ride-along.  Reach out today!

2. View current job openings
We have a career center that features job openings across the state along with other information on EMS.

3. Join SCEMSA as a Student Member
Join the association today to connect with others in the profession, attend events, continue your training, and use the association as a resource. Student members are currently enrolled in an EMS certification level program (EMT, AEMT, Paramedic) upon the initiation of their membership into SCEMSA.  A student membership is limited to 1 year and is a one time only membership with dual membership in SCEMSA & NAEMT. See a list of membership benefits here or check out our membership levels.


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PO Box 1033
Summerville, SC 29484

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