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Paramedic Courses: Alternative to Uni Part 2

Paramedic Courses: It’s all About Experience
It’s no secret that having a bachelor degree in paramedic science is no guarantee to getting your dream paramedic job. Many people have spent three years in a university classroom having spent tens of thousands of dollars, only to discover that this is not the career they really want.

For instance, take someone who has enrolled in the Certificate IV in Healthcare (Ambulance), and subsequently has free time to gain valuable paramedic experience with his or her local surf life saving club. The flexibility of the e-Learning component has meant that students are able to build up their paramedic resume all while discovering whether they are truly cut out for a paramedic career.

It is even true that many emergency health service jobs require as little as a Certificate III in Non-emergency Client Transport or the Certificate IV in Healthcare (Ambulance). These paramedic jobs include Patient Transfer Officer or Emergency Medical Dispatcher. This proof plenty that there is more than just one way to progress up the paramedic clinical ladder.

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