Anyone who has ever seen paramedics at work will confess that there is something extremely admirable about the profession.
Observing the way they work so perfectly as a team is enough to inspire us and be thankful a Paramedic is the one we can always rely on to know exactly what to do in an emergency. It really is no wonder why some aspire to be a paramedic at one point or another in their life.
Before signing up for the job as a Paramedic, there are a few things about this profession to be aware of.
The job demands a lot of dedication, study and of course – hard work. Newly-graduated Paramedic’s must also be registered and have completed a Bachelor degree in Paramedic Science.
Most people assume that being a paramedic is all about rushing to accident scenes and scooping people up to bring them to the hospital – it takes much more than that. Paramedics will rush to accident scenes and help people yes; but the fact is they do so many other things such as:
People who want to become a Paramedic should know that the requirements are especially rigorous and not just anyone can get a job as a Paramedic.
Considering Paramedics are first responders, there is a lengthy screening and study process to prepare for the role.
The first thing you can do is get essential experience in out-of-hospital emergency health care as a Basic/Advanced Life Support Medic.
However, to become an Ambulance Paramedic/Officer, a Bachelor degree in Paramedic Science is required. Paramedics are also required to be registered and also maintain their professional skills every year.
In the meantime, you can study/ work in the private sector and still earn a good living as an >Emergency Services Officer in the mines and resource sector, or even a Patient Transport Officer.