Career Research

Justus Dancy

1. What do you want to be when you grow up?

Paramedic

2. Does this career go along with your personal interest?

Yes, because I like saving others.

3.What type of education is required for your career choice?

Paramedic training may result in an associate's degree; EMT Basic and EMT Intermediate training must be completed first.

4. What is the average cost for the entire education of your career choice?

It would cost 17,120$ to go to Wilkes Community College for 2 years

5. Why?

I want to be a paramedic because I want to help people. I like how paramedics are always busy with somthing and not just sitting in an office. I also want to be a paramedic because my brother is one. He has told me some pretty crazy stories about his job and it interests me.

6. 3 colleges or universities

1. University of Florida

2. West Virginia University

3. Fayetteville State University

7. Salary range

$20,690-54,690

8. What is the employment outlook and opportunities for your career choice?

The demand for Emts is 24%

9. Basic job duties

  • Responding to emergency and non-emergency calls calmly, efficiently and promptly
  • Extricating victims of accidents, sudden illness or entrapment using proper rescue and medicl techniques
  • Completing patient care forms, insurance forms, and evaluation forms

10. List interesting facts you have learned about your selected career during the research

  • EMS treats approximately 25-30 millions patients per year
  • 75% or nationally certified EMS professionals are male, 85% are non-minority status and 45% have a college degree or higher
  • Over 55% of nationally certified EMS professionals reported having participated in a multiagency diaster drill that included biological, chemical or nuclear scenarios within the past 24 months

11. What surprised you about your career choice during your research?

It surprised me that 75% or nationally certified EMS professionals are male, 85% are non-minority status and 45% have a college degree or higher.

12. Now that your research is complete would you still choose the same career?

Yes