Paramedics care for the sick or injured in emergency medical settings. Lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care provided by these workers. Paramedics respond to emergency calls, performing medical services and transporting patients to medical facilities. The work can be physically strenuous and stressful, sometimes involving life-or-death situations.
You must have high school diploma or high school equivalency; pass a criminal background check, complete an accredited training program, pass all licensure in the state and national for EMT and Paramedic.
EMT Certified plus Paramedic Anatomy/Physiology 120 hours; Paramedic 1210 Hours Theory/Lab/Clinical.
16 month program
PLACES OF EMPLOYMENT
Rural Fire Departments
$17.00 - $22.00