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Frequently Asked Questions For Paramedics

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You’re considering a career as a Paramedic, but you still have a few questions before you decide to make your final decision. Below, you will find three of the most frequently asked questions people ask before deciding on the Paramedic field.

How Much Do Paramedics Make?

The average of all Paramedics, including EMT’s, earned about $31,020 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That being said, it is hard to generalize salary when there are many different levels of pay including starting pay and pay for those who are farther along in their careers.

Should I Become A Paramedic?

While this is actually a commonly asked question regarding the Paramedic field, this is something that cannot be answered strictly by research. When you become a Paramedic, you are taking EMT-Basic to the next level. It requires more school time.

If you are the type of person who wants to help people and that is more rewarding than any other career, than this is probably the right decision for you. It is a lot of work, but it is also a lot of action. No two days are the same and many Paramedics admit that it is very hard to become bored in this profession.

Will I Get Hands-On Experience?

The short answer to this is, yes. It also depends on the school that you attend to determine how much hands-on experience you will get. If you go to a school like Health Career Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida, you will see they have state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to assist you in your hands-on education before you are sent out on ride time.