Top seven reasons to become a paramedic

If you care about people, then you already know how good it feels to help others. If you want to become a paramedic then you most likely care about others and you're likely to enjoy a rewarding career with us. Let us share with you some reasons to become a paramedic.

1. Make a Meaningful Difference

If you care about people, then you already know how good it feels to help others. And let's face it, if you want to become a Paramedic or a Control Centre Officer, then you probably care about others. With this shared outlook, you're likely to enjoy a rewarding operational career with us.

2. An Accessible Career

NSW Ambulance is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). Therefore, you can join NSW Ambulance through a non-qualified pathway and gain naturally recognised competencies. You also earn while you learn!

3. Enjoy a Great Lifestyle

Many of our roles are based on a shift roster - but before you turn the page in dismay, our Paramedic and Control Centre shifts, for example, operate on average as four days on, usually followed by four or five days off. So what does this all add up to? A lot of hard work, but a lot of free time for your friends and family as well.

4. Ongoing Learning and Development

Whatever your role with Ambulance, you'll quickly appreciate that we're passionate about training, to ensure your skills are as relevant as they can be. We also support clear management pathways with our nationally-recognised Ambulance Management Qualification; rolled out in partnership with the Australian Institute of Management (AIM).

5. Focus on your Health and Wellbeing

Working at Ambulance won't offer you a run-of-the mill office job - that's why so many people are drawn to our organisation. The flip side of this is that you may find yourself responding to highly emotional and often confronting incidents. We offer a comprehensive range of staff support services to assist you perform the job you love to the best of your physical and mental ability.

6. Incredible Promotional Opportunities

Having a career in Ambulance can be like having 10 or more different careers over the course of a lifetime, this is because we offer multiple career paths with each career pathway suited to your current interests and work/life balance requirements. Opportunities include team leader, station or control centre manager or even a Director in one of our operational settings? Otherwise, there are opportunities to specialising in our aeromedical and medical retrieval division? A career in Ambulance can offer you all of this - and more.

7. More than just friendships, You're Part of an Extended Family

Many of our employees share intense life experiences with each other - whether as Paramedics or in Control Centres. These shared experiences generate a unique bond and a large degree of mutual respect, support and camaraderie that you just won't find elsewhere. That’s why, as has been said before, Ambulance is like family - we're always there for each other.