Trending topics: Should paramedics have a degree?
The idea of requiring paramedics to earn a college degree is a hot topic among industry personnel, with national organizations weighing in
By News Staff
The idea of formal education requirements for paramedics has had the industry buzzing the last few months, with several national organizations weighing in on both sides of the issue.
In this Trending Topics, we look at the issue from all angles, with expert opinions from seasoned paramedics and tough questions for industry leaders.
Should paramedics be required to earn a college degree, or are traditional courses enough?
Check out these recent articles and add your thoughts below.
The NAEMSE, NAEMSA and the International Association of Flight and Critical Care Paramedics say it's time for paramedics to earn an associate degree
Despite the growing pains and staffing shortages, degree requirements will improve EMS in the long-run
Requiring degrees for paramedics places undue burden on those entering the field and fire-based EMS training programs
In a joint statement, four national organizations state the reasons they oppose requiring college degrees for entry-level paramedics
Our co-hosts tackle the topic of paramedic education and how it would affect the EMS industry
Our co-hosts sit down with NAEMSE Board of Directors member Leaugeay Barnes to discuss the differences in education requirements across the country
Our co-hosts discuss NAEMT's position on paramedic education requirements with President Matt Zavadsky