PARAMEDIC PRACTITIONER: CAREER OPTIONS
Information provided by our Careers & Employability Service
Mandy, our Careers Adviser for Paramedic Practitioner, says:
"Most people coming on to this course will have a strong commitment to practice as a paramedic, and after HPC registration to become a senior healthcare professional. Career development may be towards a team leader, emergency care planning or operations management. There are also opportunities to specialise or to work in more diverse settings such as health centres or in the community. Opportunities may exist in some locations for motorcycle, rapid response car or air ambulance work. Paramedics work closely with all other emergency services, so for some wishing to change career direction there may be options for retraining in other areas of health care. Careers in other uniformed services may also be an option and some may progress towards teaching paramedical science."
Visit the Plymouth University Careers website for more information on any of these areas, or call in to see the Careers & Employability Team in Gateway in the Roland Levinsky Building.
Skills you can develop during this course include:
- Decision making
- Problem analysis
Relevant Work Experience
The course offers a comprehensive placement programme to build confidence in all aspects of the work and students are assigned a paramedic mentor. There is opportunity to both liaise with and learn from being involved with other health care professionals. Students often have gained experience in health care settings or in volunteering prior to the course and attendance at an open day would be recommended.
For any student considering other careers during their course, early involvement with the Careers and Employability service would be recommended