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

Aprz

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No.
 

secureap

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Hi!

1) Yes
1a) Yes
1b) Postgraduate Diploma in EMC (2 years)
Currently pursuing Masters in Emergency Medicine, a year way, hopefully.
 

RocketMedic

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1) Do you have a college degree?
Yes, three of them, about to be four.
AAS-Paramedic, Rose State College, Oklahoma.
BS- Education with an emphasis on adult education and workforce development, University of Central Oklahoma
Bachelors of Applied Technology- Healthcare Management, Brazosport College, Texas
Master's Degree in Healthcare Administration, University of Houston-Clear Lake, Texas.


1a) if yes, was it completed before you got into EMS?
Nope. All four are after I started working as a full-time medic.

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)

All except the AAS are not EMS-related, but all are very applicable.
 

Bullets

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Yes i have a degree
Bachelors was started before i knew about EMS, finished after i joined my volley squad
B.A. History
Masters in Homeland Security with a concentration in Emergency Management starts in September
 

EpiEMS

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1) Do you have a college degree?

Yes

1a) if yes, was it completed before you got into EMS?

Started working part time during school

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) BA, major in economics

Going to be starting an MBA part time in the fall
 

cprted

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1) Do you have a college degree? Yes
1a) if yes, was it completed before you got into EMS? Yes
1b) If yes, what is the higher degree you have earned? BA - History/Poli Sci
and lastly, is your degree EMS related (if not please, list your major / area of study)

And likely starting some graduate level work in the next year or so ...
 

DrParasite

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Going to be starting an MBA part time in the fall
I keep saying I want to try for my MBA next semester... currently trying to find a way to pay for it and decide which school I can attend without having it compromise my employment.
 

EpiEMS

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I keep saying I want to try for my MBA next semester... currently trying to find a way to pay for it and decide which school I can attend without having it compromise my employment.
I'm doing an in-person part time (two evenings a week) program, very excited to start. Are you looking for online or in-person?
 

DrParasite

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Right now I'm not sure.... I want to do it in person, as I have been told that the networking you do in class is often more beneficial to your career than the content you learn in class, and I have been disappointed with a lot of the online classes I have taken, especially regarding the content that will be beneficial (previous I reserved online classes for prereq classes that didn't directly impact my area of study). I have also had some instructors who were less than communicative with their students in online classes; it's harder for them to ignore your question when they are right in front of you.

If i can get a part time program (currently have my eye on UNC's MBA program), that is one or two days a week, in the evening or weekend, that would be ideal.
 

joshrunkle35

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1) Do you have a college degree?
Yes. AA, ATS, BA (currently pursuing MS)
1a) if yes, was it completed before you got into EMS?
No. None were.
1b) If yes, what is the higher degree you have earned?
BA
and lastly, is your degree EMS related (if not please, list your major / area of study)
ASsociate of Technical Science is in Fire/EMS
BA in Classics
Currently in MS in Nursing program (FNP)
 

Tigger

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1) Do you have a college degree?
Yes

1a) if yes, was it completed before you got into EMS?
I worked for a Boston-area private when I was on break but I'm not sure that really counts.

1b) If yes, what is the higher degree you have earned?
BA in Political Science. I am in theory eligible to get my Paramedic Sciences AAS but don't really want to fight the community college to take my undergrad credits as there is no transfer agreement in place and I am not sure that it will really help me much...
 

chriscemt

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Yes, and yes, years before I considered EMS.

Architectural Engineering, and even worked for nearly 10 unhappy years as a structural engineer.

I'm considering either a MS in Emergency Management or Nursing...

Dr Parasite, should have asked the obvious question..."When your partner finds out what your BS is, do they ask what the **** you're doing running BLS transfers?"

Yes.
 

agregularguy

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Yep, bachelor's in EMS Management and Criminal Justice. Was working EMS while obtaining the degree. Would love to go back and get my masters, but I don't think that'll be happening anytime soon.
 

ExpatMedic0

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1) Do you have a college degree? YES
1a) if yes, was it completed before you got into EMS? NO
1b) If yes, what is the higher degree you have earned? NA
and lastly, is your degree EMS related (if not please, list your major / area of study)
BS paramedicine MS Global Health. Living that 40k a year dream... ;-)
 
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Akulahawk

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Replying in the quote...
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? Yes, two of them.
1a) if yes, was it completed before you got into EMS? Yes and no, respectively.
1b) If yes, what is the higher degree you have earned? Bachelor of Science and ADN.
and lastly, is your degree EMS related (if not please, list your major / area of study)
Bachelor of Science is Sports Med/Athletic Training - it's closely related and made all subsequent medical/nursing education relatively easy thus far.
Associates Degree in Nursing.
 

terrible one

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1) Yes
2) No
3) Yes, BS emergency medical care
 

Ridryder911

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Yes
1a) No
1b) BSN, currently in a MSN to DNP program.

BS Fire Science Engineering, AS- Emergency Medical Science, AS- BSN-Nursing,
 

wanderingmedic

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1) Yes
1a) No
1b) NA
My BA is in sociocultural anthropology with a research interest in the cultural perceptions of health and healing. So not really EMS related, but healthcare related?
I'm also 3/4 of the way through an MSN program right now.
 
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