If you are an adrenalin junkie with an interest in medicine, paramedic may be a great career for you. Paramedics are valued medical professionals who may work for hospitals, ambulance services, fire brigades or other public safety organisations.
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While you can find online paramedic training classes, you won't be able to become a certified paramedic online. You'll need to take a skills part of the course in a classroom to practice hands-on.
Both seasoned paramedics seeking continuing education classes and new students obtaining their paramedic license can find online schools. DMOZ.org, the Health and Public Services Open Directory, maintains a list of online paramedic schools.
Students enrolled in a distance learning paramedic program will learn trauma management, medical transportation, psychiatric emergency care, anatomy, drug administration and rescue techniques.
Students need to become certified as an Intermediate level EMT before they can finish their paramedic program. To become a license paramedic, students will need to take an exam.
Students can complete a certificate program in one year or an associate's program in two. With distance education, students will be able to complete most course work at their own leisure before moving onto the skills part of the program.
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