MCHD EMT to Paramedic Program:

MCHD is hiring EMT-Basic and Advanced EMT certified individuals eager for the challenge of paramedic school. Individuals successfully hired will go to a one-year paramedic program at Blinn College and work as field staff. Orientation to the MCHD system will begin in December, with classes beginning in January 2022.

Benefits (subject to change) :

  • Tuition, books, and supplies will be paid for by MCHD.
  • Hours spent in class and at clinicals will be paid.
  • Weekly allotment of paid study time.
  • Work hours compatible with school schedule.


  • Must be EMT-B or AEMT licensed through Texas Department of State Health Services at the time of application.
  • Must meet Blinn College paramedic program requirements, including proof of Texas Success Initiative Assessment completion or exemption in Reading, Writing, and Math prior to hire.
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Current Texas Driver’s license

For questions regarding this process, please contact Michael Wells-Whitworth at


  • Attendant Paramedic: $61,500/yr
  • Attendant AEMT: $49,000/yr
  • Attendant EMT-B: $44,500/yr
  • Additional Pay Available for Spanish, Bachelor’s degree, RN, LP
  • View our complete pay scale here
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance from first day of employment 
  • Pet insurance available
  • TCDRS defined pension with 200% match (mandatory 7% employee contribution)
  • Paid uniforms with annual allotment
  • Additional optional retirement through Valic available
Equipment and Scope of Practice
  • Zoll X Series monitor
  • O-Two e700 ventilator with BPAP
  • Alaris IV pump
  • Lucas device
  • Ultrasound (District Chief only)
  • King Vision video laryngoscopy
  • Stryker Power-LOAD stretchers
  • Delayed Sequence Intubation (DSI)
  • Simple Thoracostomy
  • Push-Dose Pressors
  • IV push Nitroglycerin
  • TXA
  • In-House CE 4 times per year
  • Outside CE opportunities encouraged, including conferences
  • Advanced skills lab
  • Tuition reimbursement up to $6,000/yr after 1 year of employment
  • TDSHS upgrade and renewals paid by MCHD
  • See our 2021 CE calendar here
  • Download the MCHD Clinical Guidelines app or view them here
  • TDSHS approved jurisprudence exam site
  • CE geared towards NREMT and TDSHS
  • Paid onsite EMS education
  • Variety of schedules including our standard 9 day rotation, peak hours, and fixed day (school)
  • See our 2021 schedule calendar here
  • 4 weeks PTO each year – rolls over and increases with tenure
  • No mandatory overtime
Special Opportunities
  • Special Events: Ironman Texas, Montgomery County Fair and Rodeo, High school football games, etc
  • Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS)
  • EMS Bike Team
  • Community Paramedicine
  • Teaching opportunities: Safe-sitter, Bleeding Control, CPR, card courses (AMLS, PHTLS, etc)
  • Committee involvement




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