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    Is this school legit?

    Does a person need this course to work as a paramedic in BC?


    http://aetparamedic.ca/

    The website seems cheap lol

    I wonder if they promise a job after you complete the course?

    Has anybody heard of this place?

    I heard there are a lot of problems with working as a paramedic now.

    Hmmmmmmm

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    Yes there are two training centers, PCP is the minimum standard in most areas.

    JIBC and AET they are both good...its a tough gig to be a Paramedic these days though.

    You spend almost $7000.00 (more if you dont live near the school) for the course and then when you finish. You work in the farthest reaches like Boston bar , Port renfrew, main Island, and Etc. You carry a pager for $2.00 an hour in hopes you get a call...then you get 4 hours pay.

    you get NO benfeits as a Part timer either.

    If you get a call out there, thats great you can gain experiance...if you dont you take a whopping 24 bucks home for your 12 hour shift. You most times barely make enough to pay for the gas, less if you have to take a ferry, to get to these stations that RARELY do calls. you have to work a lot to make it worthwhile...a lot!!!

    Gain senority you can move to a closer station hopefully like Pemberton, Whistler, Bowan Island etc

    You are Part time for about 5 years and wait in the senority line in hopes to get Full time...which is only available to begin with in Vancouver. Sucks if you live anywhere else other than the lower mainland having to move your family or commute because you cant afford to live in Vancouver.

    My recommendation go Police or Fire...unlesss all of the above appeals to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikey604 View Post
    Does a person need this course to work as a paramedic in BC?
    Of course not. Just learn how to apply a band-aid without sticking it to yourself or watch a couple of episodes of General Hospital on TV and I'm sure no one would have an issue when you show up at an accident scene where people need life-saving treatment.

    On the other hand, perhaps training isn't such a bad thing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikey604 View Post
    Does a person need this course to work as a paramedic in BC?


    http://aetparamedic.ca/

    The website seems cheap lol

    I wonder if they promise a job after you complete the course?

    Has anybody heard of this place?

    I heard there are a lot of problems with working as a paramedic now.

    Hmmmmmmm
    From any post Iv'e ever read from Argyle, I would say you are correct in saying that there are a lot of problems as working as a paramedic.

    Consider a 2-yr diploma at BCIT in some form of technology. It will cost you about 21,000 for 2 years when you factor living, books, gas, etc. But well worth it IMO.

    I'm going on my fourth year of a degree in mechanical engineering, but my friends who left after two years are all mostly making $30 an hour as an engineering technologist.

    There are many other options at bcit though. X-ray technicians do quite well if you're set in working in the medical field.

    BCIT x-ray tech did the xrays on my broken wrist; he informed he that he really enjoyed the program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikey604 View Post
    Does a person need this course to work as a paramedic in BC?


    http://aetparamedic.ca/

    The website seems cheap lol

    I wonder if they promise a job after you complete the course?

    Has anybody heard of this place?

    I heard there are a lot of problems with working as a paramedic now.

    Hmmmmmmm
    You sure have some crazy posts. This isn't the first job one. Then there was the crazy one about your uncle with a degree who delivers pizza and needed a better job because he had shitty teeth and needed some dental work.

    Kinda like you live in weirdville if you ask me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bandito View Post
    You sure have some crazy posts. This isn't the first job one. Then there was the crazy one about your uncle with a degree who delivers pizza and needed a better job because he had shitty teeth and needed some dental work.

    Kinda like you live in weirdville if you ask me.
    What can I say, I know a lot of many people from different walks of life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelaog View Post
    From any post Iv'e ever read from Argyle, I would say you are correct in saying that there are a lot of problems as working as a paramedic.

    Consider a 2-yr diploma at BCIT in some form of technology. It will cost you about 21,000 for 2 years when you factor living, books, gas, etc. But well worth it IMO.

    I'm going on my fourth year of a degree in mechanical engineering, but my friends who left after two years are all mostly making $30 an hour as an engineering technologist.
    Yeah, that's the way it goes. If you ever have the occasion to work at an industrial plant upon graduation, e.g. at a plant start-up, you'll find that as an engineer you are likely the lowest paid employee among everybody else you are working with. Especially in the unions in BC, even the janitor at the plant I was at was making $100k+ a year .

    If you aspire to a high paying job where you're not worried about climbing the corporate ladder, trades is where it's at.

    If you want more options and a career within corporations, get your degree(s). No guarantee on the high-paying though, in this case .
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