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The Benefits of Being a Paramedic in Florida

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Are you interested in a career in health care, but not sure if medical school is right for you? Do you like working with others, helping people and providing hands-on care?

Do you perform best in a fast-paced, energetic environment and work well with a team? If so, consider blending all of the above in a career that might be tailor-made for your strengths and abilities as a paramedic. The outlook for health-related careers in Florida is positive and sustainable, and Health Career Institute is a great place to get started on the next phase of your journey.

Becoming a paramedic takes hard work and diligence, but the rewards are visible and numerous. One assessment has ranked EMTs and paramedics in the top 10 medical field careers of 2016, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that the profession will grow by 23% through 2022—that means more than 55,000 new EMT/paramedic jobs are expected to become available. With comprehensive training and credentials, offered by the degree and certification programs at HCI, you could be one of those jobs filled, earning a reliable living while serving your community and helping people.

The Daily Life of a Paramedic

The day-to-day work schedule of a paramedic varies. Demand rises and falls with size of township or region served, the age and other specifics of the population within that community, the structure of the hospital, fire department, clinic or first aid team you work within, and your role or place on the paramedic team you work with.

For people who work quickly and can think on their feet, the life of a paramedic may be appealing. Paramedics are generally the first to respond to the scene of a health emergency or episode, car accident or disaster. Many people in this profession report that its greatest challenge is the uncertainty of when a call will arrive, or what a scene will look like when you get there.

However, this moment-to-moment type of work can be a good match for your strengths. No two days on the job will be the same, offering variety, excitement, and an ever-growing and expanding set of skills.

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