How do I know if paramedicine is the right career for me?
Paramedics are often the first people on the scene in traumatic situations and are exposed to confronting circumstances on the job. But despite the challenges, and not being your typical 9-5 profession, being a paramedic or medic in Australia can be a very rewarding allied health career. You can change and save people lives, prevent further injury or illness, and make these meaningful differences in your everyday work.
Abilities and qualities that suit a paramedic career include (but are not limited to):
- listen and communicate clearly and calmly with a diverse range of people
- identify problems and consider different ways to solve them
- being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.
Before you start studying, you must meet the inherent requirements for the Bachelor of Paramedicine. Due to the nature of the paramedicine profession, you will need to ensure that you understand the consistent and sustained level of communication, ethical behaviour, physical and mental performance required in paramedic practice. If you think you may experience any problems meeting inherent requirements, you can talk to a Student Equity Officer about reasonable adjustments that may be put in place to assist you.