Paramedicine is New Zealand’s most trusted profession, helping the community in times of need. Study the Paramedicine major in the Bachelor of Health Science degree to prepare for this rewarding career. Paramedics are the backbone of emergency ambulance services run by St John and Wellington Free Ambulance, as well as helicopter rescue services. Paramedics often work independently in remote or difficult environments and have to make critical, often complex decisions. The Paramedicine major prepares you for these challenges. You learn from staff who are intensive care paramedics, emergency nurses, defence force medics, midwives, medical specialists and emergency management specialists. There’s a focus on practical experience with clinical placements in ambulance services, hospitals, mental health institutions, ski fields, and community or primary health centres.
Career opportunities Paramedic International relief work Safety services and emergency management roles Medic on super-yachts and cruise liners Working in an environment where out-of-hospital emergency care may be required, including frontline ambulances, oil rigs, industrial sites, ski fields, emergency manager in the corporate sector, and repatriation services