Paramedic jobs in academia include Lecturers in Paramedic Science who teach undergraduate students following a BSc in Paramedic Science. They might also contribute to ongoing research projects and clinical trials aimed at enriching the field of emergency medical care.
What qualifications and experience do you need?
You would be a qualified paramedic with a first degree in paramedic science or practice. Current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and postgraduate qualifications (or working towards) in a relevant field would be essential criteria.
You would also need to be an experienced practitioner/academic with significant clinical experience in an emergency/urgent care setting as this practical experience equips you with the real-world insights and skills needed to effectively teach and guide future paramedics.
What’s the pay?
Salaries for lecturing jobs in paramedic science start in the range of £36,382 to £39,739.
What can it lead to?
Upon gaining further qualifications, such as a PhD in a relevant field, your next move would be senior lecturer or research associate. The quality of your teaching practice would be assessed as a condition for promotion, as well as research contributions and overall academic excellence.
Where can I find paramedic jobs?
Lecturers in paramedic science roles are available in universities running undergraduate degree programmes in this area, as part of their nursing offering. Therefore, narrowing down the institutions which offer paramedic science would be a good start to your search. Most positions are offered on a permanent, full-time or part-time basis.
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