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What Kind Of Classes do you have to take to become a Paramedic?

I want to go into a profession of helping people.

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Bradly’s Answer

EMT Basic class is your first step. Some high schools will allow seniors to obtain their EMT Basic through local community colleges as part of their senior year studies.
Paramedic School is much more challenging. You can go after your paramedic license only, or you can make it part of a college degree program where you will get extra schooling in all aspects of prehospital emergency medicine.

Another route that is sometimes possible is through volunteer fire departments. Some will pay for your training in trade for a commitment of time to the department.
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William’s Answer

Hi Maris!
You have to study Nursing, Health Science or Paramedical Science with some emergency care training to become a Paramedic. Some Physiologists, others are First Aiders.
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Kess’s Answer

Hi Maris!

Paramedics are always needed!

The steps to becoming a paramedic are usually: graduate high school, apply for and attend emergency medical technician (EMT) school, apply for and attend paramedic school. This is often a 2-3 year process. Many people work as EMTs while attending classes to achieve paramedic status.
Some people get their EMT license through the military.

This is an EMT course offered in your area:
https://code1web.com/ems/

This is a paramedic course offered in your area:
https://www.vtc.edu/program/paramedicine/

You'll also need to complete more classes and training to keep your license once you finish school. Often, the organization that you work for can help you with this.



Kess recommends the following next steps:

Graduate high school (I don't know what level you are starting at so we will start at the base level)
Apply for and attend EMT school (make sure to apply for financial aid through FAFSA).
Keep going! You can do it!
Apply for and attend Paramedic school.
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