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Online B.S./B.A./B.A.S in Emergency Medical Services Administration: Emergency Medical Services Careers

Prepare For Advanced Roles in Emergency Services

The online Bachelor’s in Emergency Medical Services Administration degree from Eastern Oregon University will prepare you for positions that address the challenges of emergency situations. When you graduate, you’ll be fully equipped with the communication, medical, leadership and legal knowledge to succeed in various emergency medical services careers.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for paramedicine professionals is on the rise. The field is currently expanding at an annual rate of six percent, and more than 17,000 emergency medical services careers are expected to be created by 2029.3

EmergencY Medical Services Director


Emergency medical services directors oversee the emergency medical staff members of a health facility. They are responsible for ensuring all 911 calls are addressed quickly and efficiently.1

Emergency Management Director


Emergency management directors determine the best plans of action for responding to emergency situations and develop protocol for these responses. They must plan and prepare for natural disasters, medical emergencies, fires and more.2

Additional emergency medical services careers for graduates of this program:

  • EMT
  • Firefighter
  • Police officer
  • Supervisor
  • Dispatcher
  • Emergency Service Director
  • Instructor
  • Operations Manager

Get in Touch

We are here to answer any questions you may have. Contact an enrollment counselor at 855-805-5399 or complete the request for information form and we will be in touch.

Program Outcomes: Emergency Expertise

When you complete this program, you will be able to:

Career Support

Prepare for the role you want with the career support services offered by Eastern Oregon University. As a student and a graduate, you’ll benefit from a variety of services designed to help you stand out among employers and succeed professionally in your field.

Career Services

Eastern Oregon University Career Services offers in-person coaching and online resources to help students broaden their career choices and understand the value of their education in relation to employment. This includes outreach to all students in all academic programs, on and off campus, coupled with outreach to employers, service providers and government agencies.

Fieldwork/Practicum through EOU’s Career Services

EOU offers diverse fieldwork and practicum opportunities each term that allow students the mechanism to earn college credit tied directly to their current employment.

Career Readiness: Resume and Cover Letter Assistance

EOU Career Services has a robust collection of tutorials available to students, including information on resumes, cover letters, interview skills and soft skills.


  1. Average Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Director Salary. Oct. 22, 2020. Retrieved Jan. 28, 2021, from
  2. Emergency Management Directors. April 9, 2021. Retrieved May 20, 2021, from
  3. EMTs and Paramedics. April 9, 2021. Retrieved May 20, 2021, from