How to Become a Paramedic

Paramedics work in a variety of environments including:
  • On an ambulance
  • Dispatch
  • Hospital triageĀ 
  • Hospital department medic
  • Offshore medic
  • Industrial medic
  • Paramedicine education
  • Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)/Quality Assurance

In order to become a paramedic, you must:
  • Successfully complete an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSS) with an emphasis on sciences and math.
  • Enroll in a two-year paramedic training program at a community college.
  • Successfully complete the provincial paramedic exam.
  • Secure a job with an ambulance service and take further training for defibrillation and symptomatic relief medications.
  • Compete against other paramedics for advanced training.
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