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Paramedic

Paramedic

“If you like variety and want to work in medical care, this could be a perfect job for you.”

Ambulance paramedics deal with medical emergencies. They also deal with non-emergency tasks such as hospital admissions, discharges and transfers. They usually work as part of a rapid response team dealing with a range of situations.

There are many ways to become an ambulance paramedic but there are some basic requirements. You'll need excellent driving skills and a complete knowledge of the highway code. You'll need a good level of fitness. And you'll also need experience of dealing with the public, ideally within a caring role.

Skills you'll learn at South Devon College

  • human biology
  • health and social care knowledge
  • work experience
  • the ability to make quick decisions
  • spoken and written communication skills

Your future

  • almost 95% of care occupations will require qualifications at level 2 or above by 2020.
  • 44,000 people are expected to be employed in health and social work across the south west by 2020
  • 52,000 new jobs will be created nationally in the health and social work sector by 2020 - a 1% increase on 2010 job totals. 4,000,000 in total
  • 100% of Health and Social Care students moved forward into a positive destination, including employment, apprenticeships and further study
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