Paramedic Career Progression OpportunitiesWatch
I am going to study BSc Paramedic Science at St George's, University of London in September 2018.
I have recently researched careers beyond graduating and I find myself confused at the opportunities that may present themselves.
I notice that to progress there is a requirement to study a PGDip/PGCert or MSc degree. Are these offered whilst a paramedic is working for a trust or does a paramedic study independently and have to leave to study at university.
There is also lots of different terminology that people use and it is hard to pin point what exactly each role does.
For example, I see positions such as paramedic practitioner and critical care paramedic being offered at one trust, however another is advertising positions such as specialist paramedic and emergency care practitioner.
Will someone please explain this to me? I realise it may sound silly to you that understand this better than I do. Are they found situated in different environments (e.g. GP surgeries or ambulance trusts)?
I appreciate any insight into this- I would like to better understand the opportunities available to me beyond my degree and what opportunities I have as I gain more experience.