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Make an Impact with Wake County EMS

All Experience-Levels Welcome

Whatever, your level of experience, our outstanding field training and evaluation programs will take you from "paramedic" to "Wake County Paramedic," with all the support you need.

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You Take Care of Your Community. We Take Care of You.

That’s why we’ve established a high standard of quality for the compensation, equipment and opportunities we provide for our employees:

Our Perks

  • Recruitment bonus for paramedic positions. 
  • Tiered amounts up to $5,000.
  • Employee referral bonus of $1,000 for new Paramedics.
  • A comprehensive county benefits package that includes health and dental insurance, local government retirement and a 5% "no match required" contribution to your 401(k) account. 
  • Tuition reimbursement of up to $1,200 per year after one year of service
  • Paramedic relocation packages per IRS qualified moving expenses guidelines. 
  • Regular opportunities to pick up overtime shifts.
  • Regular opportunities to cover games and special events for the Carolina Hurricanes, NC State Wolfpack, major outdoor music venues, the NC State Fair, marathons, parades, and more. 
  • A variety of opportunities to participate in everything from equipment selection to our Employee Engagement Team to our system peer review team. 


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Our Culture

  • Outstanding clinical protocols that allow for flexibility, independence and critical thinking. 
  • A great clinical environment founded in continuous data-driven care.
  • Excellent relationships with our region's hospitals and first-responder agencies. 
  • Paid continuing medical education featuring frequent instruction by our own physicians as well as guest faculty in our modern education center. 
  • A family-like approach to maintaining a workplace that's safe for all.
  • Focus on diversity, equality and inclusivity.


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Email or call  919-856-6020

Wake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer