For anyone that has experience working outside of the US as a paramedic: I'm somewhat aware that these opportunities exist--how and where would you suggest I go about finding them? Is there any program that you know of where American medics can work abroad for various periods of time, without going through the process of getting a green card or foreign citizenship? I am considering working for a year or two in another country. Thanks, T

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I don't know where you heard that you need to obtain a green card, or citizenship to work overseas. What you may be confusing those with is a work visa.

 

What's your experience level? Most places require a minimum of five years high volume experience, or prior military medic experience, depending on the type of position it is.  Also, you will be required to have various types of specialty certs for that specific job.

Your best bet is to just simply google "overseas paramedic jobs." You'll be amazed at what comes up. Just be careful with recruitment agencies. The agency that I used covered the cost of all my paperwork and such. I only needed to pay for my physical.

If you have any other questions, shoot me a PM.

Thanks for the feedback. Yes, I meant work visa. I have little experience as an intermediate and am still in medic school so no experience as a paramedic yet. I will most likely be working for our local trauma center service for the next few years. However, I'd like to work overseas at some point and wanted to see how other medics have landed overseas gigs. Thanks again,

T

Douglas Zalud said:

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I don't know where you heard that you need to obtain a green card, or citizenship to work overseas. What you may be confusing those with is a work visa.

 

What's your experience level? Most places require a minimum of five years high volume experience, or prior military medic experience, depending on the type of position it is.  Also, you will be required to have various types of specialty certs for that specific job.

Your best bet is to just simply google "overseas paramedic jobs." You'll be amazed at what comes up. Just be careful with recruitment agencies. The agency that I used covered the cost of all my paperwork and such. I only needed to pay for my physical.

If you have any other questions, shoot me a PM.

I work globally as a remote area medic and an offshore medic as well as holding down a position in the UK as a paramedic and an Emergency Care Practitioner.

I can be done, not easy but then again not really to difficult, depends on where you want to go and what you want to do.

Thanks for the response Mike. Did you discover those jobs through an employment agency, gov't program, or by contacting employers directly? (If you don't mind me asking).

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