Meet Katrina and Nathan, two Diploma of Paramedical Science students who are both working full time jobs as well as studying towards paramedical qualifications.
Katrina: “The biggest challenge for me while I’ve been studying probably would be the same as everybody else. Trying to get that work-life balance in. And being a shift worker already, it takes its toll. So, it’s a bit hard to concentrate, and get all the work done. But if it’s something that you want, then you can achieve anything, and you can make it happen.”
Nathan: “I’m currently employed as a medical emergency services officer in mining over in Western Australia.”
“Because it’s FIFO (fly-in, fly-out), I have a week off at a time. So, when it’s quiet at work, there’s an opportunity there to study as long as all your work’s done. And also, when you have a week off, you have a week so you can get through quite a fair bit of it. ”
Katrina: “You need to apply yourself, otherwise you’re not really going to get anywhere. That part really comes down to you.”
Nathan: “The challenge of paramedics is I think very attractive and it’s a good feeling that you can help someone at the end of the day when they need it and know how to help that person effectively.”
If you’re working full-time and feel stressed at the thought of finding time to study, reach out to us and discuss your options with our passionate team!
The Diploma of Paramedical Science is the highest level qualification in the prehospital emergency health care sector in Australia. Work in the private sector as a Basic Life Support Medic/Emergency Medical Technician; or use the Diploma as a pathway into university to study a Bachelor of Paramedic Science (with credit points awarded by approved universities) – then become an Ambulance Paramedic.
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