Doing more with your National Registry

DPM

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Hi Team!

Having joined the Army right out of school, I find myself a 29 year old paramedic with no degree. I know that not having a bachelors isn't the end of the world, but I am interested in pursuing further education, so my question is this:

Does any one have any experience in turning their NREMT-P into something more substantial?

I don't want to give the wrong impression, as I'm certainly not trying to find the magic short-cut to RN, however I put in a lot of hard work so I am interested in seeing if my NREMT-P will count for anything. Also, does anyone have any input on EMS / Paramedic related degrees? I see a lot of Associates and Bachelors in fire science (which requires EMT-B), but I'm finding very little in the way of EMS.

Thank you in advance!

DPM
 

CANMAN

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This will likely get moved to the education forum. It all really depends what your goals are and where you see yourself working.... A degree in EMS isn't worth much, and if you're going to go back to school I wouldn't pigeon hole yourself with an EMS degree.

If you want to do nursing then go that route. Otherwise a Management Degree like an MBA, Healthcare Administration, or even a Marketing degree will allow you to use your Paramedic and move in a leadership position. Something like marketing coupled with EMS could easily branch you into something like medical device sales etc.

Tell us what/where you see yourself working and more about your goals and we can maybe guide you a bit more.
 
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DPM

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Yeah, sorry about the Forum, I realised too late that I'd chosen badly!

I'm hoping to end up in a critical care type role, hopefully HEMS.

I get the concern about pigeon holing myself, I was hoping that any degree would include further/ advanced medical training, but my research is showing otherwise.
 

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