I have always considered joining the military since I graduated HS...almost joined the Army...now I am looking at the Navy...
I am currently a Civilian Paramedic, certified in FL (Not NREMT-P) and I am curious if a civilian paramedic could successfully be a Navy Corpsman or any other related job in the Navy.
I have been a civilian medic for 4 months now and Love it....I never would consider leaving the medical field, and I am also considering going to school to be an RN.
The reason why I am looking in other directions now is because EMS is dying in Florida. Most Fire departments are taking transports now, and the company I work for in Orlando is losing the 911 contract to Orlando fire this october....so no more 911 calls
EMS providers are looked down upon around here unless you are a Fire medic...we get no respect from the Fire departments or the public...we are just "amberlamps drivers."
I was fire II certified, right now I need to recert, but Its very hard to find a job as a FF around here, especially in the current economical climate.
Plus I am not sure if I want to pursue the fire side anymore.
Any suggestions from anyone out there?
I love the job, just not where it seems to be heading around here.