Emergency Medical Technicians (Paramedics)

(NOC 3234)
+17.75%
 

Requirement

To be an ambulance attendant or work in another paramedical occupation, you usually need a college, hospital-based or other recognized program in emergency medical technology or courses in emergency health care and supervised practical training.

Depending on type and length of training, you need to be licensed by a regulatory body in Prince Edward Island, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia.

If you'll be operating emergency vehicles you need the appropriate class of licence.

Most recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate or community college diploma, and almost 1 in 10 has an undergraduate university degree.

Degrees Associated with This Career

High School Diploma
Certificate
Diploma
Post-diploma
Associate
Bachelor

Useful Experience/Skills

Multidisciplinary teamwork
Business procedures
Interpersonal skills

Useful Secondary School Subjects

Sciences
English
Math
First-aid

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Advanced Care Paramedic Post-diploma
Paramedic Diploma
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Modified on May 14, 2012