HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — To push more people to enter careers in public safety and emergency response, the state health department toured the public safety center at the Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC), which offers training for such jobs.
Both fields are in high demand due to the pandemic. Jobs like EMTs, paramedics, and sheriffs patrol are anticipated to appear on the high-priority occupations list for 2020-2021.
“Our public safety and emergency service workers have been heroes during the pandemic, helping our state and nation through this challenging time, and we need more people to enter these careers,” Department of Labor & Industry Secretary Jennifer Berrier said. “These jobs offer good pay and benefits, and each person will know they’re providing an incredibly important service to their community.”