What level of education do you need to become a paramedic in NY?
A high school diploma is usually required to enter a formal emergency medical technician training program. Training is offered at progressive levels: EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, and EMT-Paramedic.
To become a parimedic you will need an associates degree. I had to go through a class to become an emergency medical technician, and then pass a state board examination. I then had to take a paramedic class and pass another state board examination. This was 12 years ago, not sure if the requirements have changed.