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    What courses do I need to take in order to become a Paramedic? What topics will they be covering? How long do I need to do an internship? And how much does it cost?


    1) It depends on your state.

    2) You need to be an EMT first.

    3) It’s around 1 year of study/”internship”

    Keep in mind that in NJ there are no volunteer paramedics.

    Also, make sure you want to do it out of love, because if you want to do it for the money, you picked the wrong profession.


    in which state are you?

    typically, you need to be certified EMT, with some experience. you will have to take a course which is around 10 months to a year. then do clinical rotations, which varies from state to state.


    I’m in NY.

    Could you please post links to websites where I can get more information?

    Thank You.


    you want info regarding the requirements or about schools?

    you can browse the NYS Gove website, (EMS Section).

    typically the entire program should be around 1200 hours.

    I copy and pasted this from the LaGuardia website:

    The program is approximately 1400 hours in length:

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