Hi all, I got another year or so to kill till the med school rush thing, so I figure i might as well be productive and be at least an EMT-1, but I would like to be a paramedic. My questions are: 1) What is the route in becoming a paramedic. I know i have to start off with the basic EMT course. Does anyone know where I can take this course. I found one class being taught at a local community college, but i'm wondering if there's some online thing I can look at. What other courses would I have to take in addition to the EMT class to become a paramedic (and how long does it take?) 2) Should I just stick with being just an EMT? I am looking for field experience, rather than volunteering in a hospital all my life. I've done pretty much everything, to the point where i'm now a staff member of our hospital, and medical school. So I have all the access that an undergrad/post-bacc could want. Need something new! 3) Any EMT's out there, can you provide any input? 4) How easy is it to find a job as an EMT or Paramedic? Pretty much I don't care about the hours or pay. I'm currently a research assistant at the medical school, and i'm intent on keeping that job. However funding looks scarce for the next year, so I would like to get another interesting job (ie: EMT or Paramedic) to boost my economy during those times. I personally don't really care how this appears for medical school, since this is something I've always wanted to do for a short period of time (not a career!) So any help on this matter would be most appreciated. Thanks!