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    Who are paramedics and what kind of education and training is required to get a job as a paramedic?

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    Who are paramedics? What kind of education and training is required for getting a job as a paramedic? Which institutes offer such education? What is the salary range of paramedics? Are these jobs different from nursing job? Are medical technicians and paramedics same?
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  • Paramedic is a person trained to assist Doctors or medical professionals and to give emergency medical treatment. Students can take Paramedical courses at Undergraduate Degree or PG or Diploma level courses. Eligibility for these courses is 10+2 level Science group Pass from a recognized Board or University. Some of the best institutes which offer Paramedic courses are AIIMS, New Delhi; Vydehi Institute of Medical Science and Research Center, Bangalore; Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun; Teerthanker Mahaveer College of Paramedical Sciences, Moradabad; Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal; etc;

    Paramedics can get job opportunities in Government Hospitals, Private Corporate Hospitals, Trauma Centers, and also work as Medical Lab Technicians, Radiography Technicians, Radiologists, Physiotherapists, emergency technicians, Care takers of patients etc.

  • Paramedical is a side branch of core medical branch. In medical you study the principle subjects which are necessary for being a doctor and you become a qualified doctor. Paramedical courses are such courses which are designed to assist the doctors in their job. These are not main medical courses but they provide assistance and help in treatment to the patient.
    Example - if a doctor tells you to go for an X-ray, the doctor himself doesn't do it. You will have to visit an X-ray lab where an x-ray technician will take out your x-ray on the basis of which the doctor will prescribe you treatment. Thus the technician himself is not doing treatment but he is assisting the doctor in his job.
    There are various fields in paramedical jobs and it is a group of different courses.
    You can take admission in any paramedical college for doing the course of your choice. There are various paramedical colleges throughout the country. Even you can find in your city also. The salary range is not very high generally but if you get a government job then it is beneficial for you.
    Nursing is a different field. The nursing colleges are different and their work is also quite different from paramedics.

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