I am in no way qualified to give you a definite answer on this but I saw your question and got curious to learn more about paramedics. So I did some research and I found out the general sequence of events to become a paramedic...
1) graduate with a high school diploma or obtain your GED
2) become EMT-Basic certified
3) pass a licensing exam
4) gain work experience (it looks like 1-3 years is the norm)
5) complete a paramedic training program (looks like 1-2 years is the norm)
6) obtain state licensure
Here is one of the resources I used to find this information: https://study.com/articles/EMT_-_Paramedic_How_to_Become_a_Paramedic.html
I hope this helps!
Jennifer recommends the following next steps:
- Make sure you have a high school diploma or GED
- become EMT certified (find a program that will give you the correct requirements for NY if that is where you plan on working)
- pass a licensing exam (again probably best to make sure you are taking on specifically for the state you plan to work in)
- research hospitals where you would like to work to gain EMT work experience and paramedic training programs