Is becoming a paramedic right for me?
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How to become a Paramedic
Both a high school diploma or equivalent and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification are prerequisites for most formal education and training programs. High school students interested in entering these occupations should take courses in anatomy and physiology.
All EMTs and paramedics must complete a formal training program — Emergency Medical Technology (EMT Paramedic).
All jurisdictions require EMTs and paramedics to be licensed — requirements vary by location.