If you're calm in emergencies, are interested in a career in the health field, and have a desire to help others, the Paramedic Technician Program could be a good match for you.
As a paramedic, you would provide competent care to people.
- Respond to medical and traumatic emergencies
- Assess ill and injured people
- Initiate care (within your scope of practice)
- Provide for continuity of care
- Take care of patients under direct medical control
You will also provide advanced care, including administering medications, interpreting EKGs, performing endotracheal intubation, and using monitors and other advanced procedures.
Emergency services function 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you will have irregular working hours. You'll need to be emotionally stable, have good dexterity and agility, and be able to lift and carry heavy loads.
Upon graduation from the Paramedic Technician Program, you are eligible to apply to write the National Registry of EMT's examination and apply to the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services for licensure. Your career could take you to a variety of settings, including ambulance services, fire departments, industrial settings, prisons, jails, and hospital emergency departments. Employment opportunities are expected to be good. This could be the start of a very promising, rewarding career for you!