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Postby Roar2Life » Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:04 pm

Ok. So it may seem like a weird question but i'm in Year 12 and I am really keen to become a paramedic. I've wanted to become one for a couple of years now. I'm looking at doing a double degree at QUT in nursing/health science (paramedic). They're awaiting for approval for the course at the moment. I just wondered what nurses/paramedics like/dislike about their job and stuff like that. I'm sure i've read someone on here say they're a nurse but haven't heard of any ambos.

So yeah...type away. :wink:
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:35 pm

yep theres some nurses here :)

best wishes for your career ambitions roar-- you can do anything you set your mind to :)
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Postby Playboy_bunny » Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:03 pm

I am not a nurse (I am a sahm atm,and before my boy I worked in aged care) but my mum is a DIV 2 nurse. She ADORES her work. Loves the people, the whole experience...I think its knowing that she is really making a difference in somebody's life. Pluses are the ppl, and the feeling you get in doing it I think its prettu decent money too...negatives, the hours (sometimes weeks on at a time, evenings, nights, all over the place, and often very long hours) and it is a LOT of work to get their, but as my mum says, it is Soooooo worth it! :)
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Postby yummymummy » Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:28 pm

Im a registered nurse, I love my job. The positives of nursing for me are I love the daily contact with different people and being apart of their journey long or short, good and bad. I love the variety it bring and the different paths you can go down, for example I worked in orthapedics, and urology most of last year and this year after a job change Im working in oncology/gyne and early pregnancy complications, and next year Im undecided whether to do my midwifery or do a peadiatrics course!!and Id like to get into management in the future. I love working with people and I could never see myself doing anything else :D
Now for the bad parts the pay is pretty poor in comparrision to other health professionals. You do cop some abuse from patients from time to time -they aint all gratefull for the assistance!! and the public health system can do your head in. SOME nurses are bloody awfull and tend to give the young ones a hard time which pisses me off and as you could imagine working with a bunch of woman can get pretty censored at times, but, when you find a nice ward to work on its great!! I concidered doing paramedics but the hours they had to work are really bad for me(with kids) because they had to do 12hr shifts and their pay was even worse than nurses, but whenever Ive had to do a patient escort in an ambulance Ive got to admit they look like they have the coolest job!
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Postby Ally » Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:31 pm

My dad was a paramedic before he retired and he loved the job, but found some of the accidents he attended quite hard to deal with...and dad was an emotionally strong person....if you are going to be a paramedic, just make sure that you can deal with situation such as being called out to accidents that may involve your friends or family etc. some of the accidents dad had to attend to, still stay with him until this day...I know that it may sound off putting, but that is the one thing that stuck with me with my dad....he said one of the hardest things he had to deal with was trying to revive one of my friends, knowing that I was right there and knowing that he couldn't save him (he died from an extremely severe asthma attack).....yes it is an extremely rewarding job and I would not want to turn you away from it, but you have to be prepared to deal with all kinds of situations......best wishes to you and I hope you succeed!!!
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Postby Chelle » Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:12 am

I looked into becomming one but it was just to hard with the children, look on this website it might help you. I know to become an ambulance, is really hard process you go through number of interviews to become one. If you are interested in it give it ago, it could be one of the most rewarding job. Even if you start the course & decide it is not for you you can go down a different medical path from what you have learned over that course.

Click on the website below & go on the link of Recruitment, I noticed that you were from QLD so I have put the QLD ambulance link

http://www.ambulance.qld.gov.au
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Postby Roar2Life » Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:22 pm

Thanks for the link Chelle. Unfortunately as i'll only be a school leaver I can't gain enough 'points' to be a competitive candidate so i'm planning to do a course at Uni.
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