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    I posted this in the Medicine forum too and would like to hear from the other side.

    Okay so I'm a little bit stressed, I have written my personal statement for Modern Languages courses, and have always wanted to do Modern Languages in life but I have recently rediscovered my passion for Medicine and want to become a Paramedic??

    I have weighed up the pros and cons of each career choice and it seems Paramedic has the most pros. There is virtually no market for Modern Language degrees and the jobs that there are will barely scrape me 12000 pounds a year. I don't know what to do lmao. I get consistent A*s in my Languages and haven't studied science or health since GCSE. But Paramedics and EMTs aren't that specialised in Science, I hear.

    I'm looking at the Teesside University Paramedic Practice BSc course, for which I don't need any science A-Levels (which is great because I don't have any whoops).

    Can anyone advise me to go for either option??
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    (Original post by greycorns)
    I posted this in the Medicine forum too and would like to hear from the other side.

    Okay so I'm a little bit stressed, I have written my personal statement for Modern Languages courses, and have always wanted to do Modern Languages in life but I have recently rediscovered my passion for Medicine and want to become a Paramedic??

    I have weighed up the pros and cons of each career choice and it seems Paramedic has the most pros. There is virtually no market for Modern Language degrees and the jobs that there are will barely scrape me 12000 pounds a year. I don't know what to do lmao. I get consistent A*s in my Languages and haven't studied science or health since GCSE. But Paramedics and EMTs aren't that specialised in Science, I hear.

    I'm looking at the Teesside University Paramedic Practice BSc course, for which I don't need any science A-Levels (which is great because I don't have any whoops).

    Can anyone advise me to go for either option??
    Paramedics aren't doctors, they don't study medicine.

    The part in bold just isn't true - where did you hear that? The vast majority of graduate jobs are open to graduates of any degree, employers aren't that interested in which subject you did. Somebody with a languages degree has all the same skills as any humanities graduate, but with extra bonus of fluency in one or two foreign languages, and study abroad experience - employers do value this.

    I think you should forget about careers and just study whichever subject interests you more. There's no reason why you couldn't re-train as a paramedic after a languages degree (I know someone who studied Russian, and then trained as a midwife afterwards).
 
 
 
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