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    Default 8404 corpsman to civilian ff

    im an 8404 corpsman currently serving overseas with the marine corps when i get back im starting my bachelors in Fire science and emergency mangement i was wondering if my prior military and degrees would effect how easy it would be for me to get a job as a full-time ff paramedic i used to be ff2 and nremtb cert. but i had to let my certs lax because of being deployed. so if anyone has any advice on this please let me know

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    Are you looking at DOD or municipal jobs? Your veterans preference and a degree are always beneficial. Every state is different regarding what qualifications/certifications will put you in a better position to get hired. Here in Michigan, Firefighter 2, Paramedic and preferably a degree is helpful. However, with the rampant layoffs, I don't see the job market improving any time soon.

    If you're looking at DOD, IFSAC or ProBoard fire certifications are the standard. Without them, it's almost impossible to get in.

    Feel free to shoot me an e-mail. Best of luck to you. Thank you for your service.


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