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Performing Arts to Paramedics- Why I Chose to be a Paramedic

Nov 25, 2021 | Paramedic

Paramedicine is a career that has always appealed to me.

Paramedicine is a highly challenging profession, where every day presents new obstacles to overcome. It requires compassion, ambition, ongoing education, hard work, diligence and a passion for lifelong learning.

What attracted me to paramedics profession?

I love the idea of being able to look after someone on their worst day. It is a very privileged position to be in and not an opportunity I take lightly.

Paramedics have the opportunity to be a part of something bigger than themselves and create a positive impact on the community around them. I look forward to being a part of such a meaningful career, where people’s lives genuinely depend on paramedics’ quick reaction and competent care.

There are very few careers where your actions and decisions can directly impact a person’s survival. Yet, it is a massive responsibility that holds a great deal of meaning.

Paramedics are respected because of the professionalism and compassion for others that they uphold. Caring for patients also means caring for their families and having empathy for the situation at hand. Showing a small amount of kindness can have a massive impact, and I look forward to being a part of something bigger than myself.

There are also many opportunities to grow and diversify, such as; Advanced Care Paramedic, Flight Paramedic, Tactical Team Paramedic and many more. So whether you want to jump out of a helicopter, take part in an educational role, there is a broad array of opportunities under the realm and ever-growing field of paramedicine.

Before being called to a career in paramedicine, I trained for and worked in the challenging and rewarding field of professional ballet instruction.

My six years of work experience in the performance arts have instilled many desirable and transferable traits, including discipline, adaptability, leadership, compassion, resilience and the ability to thrive under pressure.

Additionally, I have demonstrated a commitment to life-long learning, utilizing feedback and applying theoretical knowledge in practice. Long-term, my goal is to build on these skills and pursue teaching in a preceptor role.

It would allow me to give back to the next generation of paramedics and help communities and health services better utilize precious resources through various community health initiatives.

Blog Credit – Sarah Nilsen, Student, Paramedic Academy of BizTech College

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