Thread: What happens If?
01-19-2005, 03:21 PM #1
- Join Date
- Oct 2002
What happens If?
I am hopefully going to be getting started in a 1 yr Paramedic class. (a couple of hurdles to get over yet) but if I get in this class it will cost me $1800. I am also starting to test at various Depts and I want to continue to do so. My problem is what happens if I get an offer for a position. I do not want to throw away the money because I really want to be a paramedic just as soon as I can. But I don't want to be known for turning down offers. Has anyone ever been through this before? Is it possible to delay the acceptance of a job or just get moved back on the list? If I choose to finish the course have departments ever allowed you to defer your place on the list?
I want to go ahead and start this class because I also know that I could wait for a couple of years before being offered a job. Any advice would be appreciated.
01-20-2005, 01:28 PM #2
- Join Date
- Aug 2002
- San Francisco Bay Area
DecisionsMy problem is what happens if I get an offer for a position.
Although $1800 seems like a lot of money (must be a college program) itís not compared to the $8,000+ for private medic schools. Not a big investment in gaining a career.
Understand with college programs they get 250+ applications for around 35 slots. If you're not sellected you have lost up to a year. With a private company you pays your money, get through to your certification and your done. For most, becoming a medic will be the toughest thing they will do.
The week my son was to register for medic school he got a job offer. Given the option he said, ďIíll take the job offer thank you.Ē
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