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Do you have a college degree, and is it EMS related

Discussion in 'EMS Talk' started by DrParasite, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. DrParasite

    DrParasite The fire extinguisher is not just for show

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    With there being some discussion about EMS requiring a degree in the future, I wanted to ask everyone on here a multi part question:
    1) Do you have a college degree?
    1a) if yes, was it completed before you got into EMS?
    1b) If yes, what is the higher degree you have earned?
    and lastly, is your degree EMS related (if not please, list your major / area of study)
     
  2. Remi

    Remi Forum Deputy Chief Premium Member

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    Completely independent of my nursing education:

    1) Yes.
    1a) No.
    1b) AAS in Emergency Medical Technology, that I completed about 1.5 years after finishing my paramedic program.

    The process of earning my nursing degrees didn't start until a few years later.
     
  3. mgr22

    mgr22 Forum Asst. Chief

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    1. Yes
    1a. Yes
    1b. BS in Industrial Engineering
     
  4. VentMonkey

    VentMonkey calpuleque Premium Member

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    I think if I ever got an EMS-related degree it would need to major in critical care. Other than that, at this point, I have no desire to pursue EMS in any other fashion beyond that of the role of a prehospital critical care provider.

    I quickly learned, I am a clinician, not a manager. If, or when I get a degree I would not mind it being completely unrelated to healthcare, and/ or for it to afford me the luxury of walking away and into a new career field altogether.

    Majoring, and brushing up in my native tongue certainly has its appeal on more than just monetary levels. I would also love to learn a third language, likely Nahuatl.
     
  5. StCEMT

    StCEMT Forum Deputy Chief

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    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. BS and yes it is specific to this field.
     
  6. soflomedic14

    soflomedic14 Forum Crew Member

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    1. Yes I have 3 degrees
    1a. First degree was completed at the same time as I was getting into EMS
    1b. I will complete my Masters Degree in Emergency Health Management in 2 months and I also have a Business Degree and a teaching degree.
    I have found all of these credentials to be beneficial to me personally when it comes to employment and other opportunities outside of my department that I am involved in but everyone creates their own path.
     
  7. NPO

    NPO Forum Deputy Chief

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    1) Almost.
    2) I could finish my AAS in Paramedicne, but it wouldn't transfer for much. So I'm spending the extra time on a AA.
    3) I plan to get a BA in Healthcare Administration then a MPA or MBA.
     
  8. crackerman

    crackerman Forum Ride Along

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    1) Yes, 2 actually
    1a) Yes and No
    1b)BS in Analytical Chemistry, AS in Administration of Justice
     
  9. Capital

    Capital Forum Ride Along

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    1) Yes
    2) Concurrently
    3) ADN, and I'm an RN in an emergency room
     
  10. Summit

    Summit Critical Crazy

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    1. Yes
    2. No
    3. BSN
     
  11. Peak

    Peak ED/Prehospital Registered Nurse

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    1) Yes
    1a) No
    1b) BS Biology, BSN
     
  12. NomadicMedic

    NomadicMedic EMS Edumacator

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    Almost.
    BS in EMS administration
     
  13. NPO

    NPO Forum Deputy Chief

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    CSU?
     
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  14. NomadicMedic

    NomadicMedic EMS Edumacator

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    Yes. Fits my schedule. I know some people don’t like it... but it works for me.
     
  15. NPO

    NPO Forum Deputy Chief

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    How do you like the program? It's in my list of maybes.
     
  16. NomadicMedic

    NomadicMedic EMS Edumacator

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    I like it. I don’t find it particularly challenging, but then again, I never found school to be a challenge. I don’t mean that to brag, it was just never difficult for me. There is a fair amount of research and papers to write. If you have good discipline and can self motivate, you’ll be fine. It is VERY EMS specific. If you’re planning an admin job, it’s helpful. Pair that with EFO from the National Fire Academy and you’ll be rockin’.
     
  17. NPO

    NPO Forum Deputy Chief

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    PM sent
     
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  18. luke_31

    luke_31 Forum Asst. Chief

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    Bachelors of Science in health sciences. Concentrated in EMS management
     
  19. VentMonkey

    VentMonkey calpuleque Premium Member

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    Well then, guess I’m the odd man out:).
     
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  20. NysEms2117

    NysEms2117 ex-Parole officer/EMT

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    1. Yes
    2. Yes
    3. B.S computer science, B.S criminology. Soon to be masters in parallel computing and cyber security.
     

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