Paramedicine

Paramedicine is about training to be a paramedic.

A paramedic treats sick or injured people, usually in emergency situations and, at least initially, without support from other health professionals.

Training as a paramedic involves learning about illnesses and injuries and how to treat them.

This usually includes clinical experience in a variety of settings.

NZ university majors related to this area

Examples of career opportunities

Some may entail additional qualifications.

  • Paramedic
  • Ambulance officer
  • Nurse
  • Non-governmental organisation (NGO) worker
  • First aid teacher
  • Science teacher
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

146% of national
median earnings


Employment

64%
Employed
1%
Unemployed
27%
Further study
8%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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