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You have completed your paramedic program. How exciting! You put in a great deal of time, energy, hard work, and money towards this goal, and you have finally accomplished it. But what’s next? Obtaining a job in the field of EMS can be daunting. Whether you choose to work for a fire department, private ambulance service, hospital, or clinic, you will be faced with confronting the "unknown" daily. In most cases, you will have no real idea of who you will encounter that day, what you will see, or what skills you will be required to perform. Additionally, you will likely work long hours, and be stretched to your limits mentally and physically. It is not an...

So, you decided on a career in EMS, now what?

Many of us think that finding your dream career is the ultimate battle. Once we find our passion, we can pursue our dreams with bliss and never look back. However, the cold, hard, reality is that this is rarely the case, especially in EMS. The field of emergency medicine is riddled with burned out, overworked, stressed, and traumatized individuals who leave the field of EMS after only a few short years and never look back. In fact, some studies show that after leaving EMS, many experience an increase in quality of life, and often in fields unrelated to EMS 1. Sadly, this is no secret to those in the field,...

            Talking to other people who had gone through paramedic school gave me the impression the commitment was going to be very difficult and scary. Many of my peers gave me the impression that if you want to be successful you would not have any free time or be able to work outside of school. These conversations created fear, leading me to wait five years before entering a paramedic program following the completion of my EMT program. I knew I wanted to be a paramedic, but what if I wasn’t successful?

            To preface this article, I worked for 5 years in an emergency veterinary clinic, followed by 5 years as a scribe in the emergency room...

You have been accepted into a paramedic program and are excited, but maybe a bit nervous. What do you do now? How will you be successful? This article will hopefully give you some tips for succeeding in paramedic school. Programs can vary in length, hours spent in class, and the number of days per week spent in class. It is important to understand the time commitment. Learning to prioritize school while maintaining a work-life balance (especially if you have a family and full-time job as well) can be extremely challenging. Effective time management, knowing your learning style, and not being afraid to make mistakes are crucial elements to being...