Paramedic Science Career Paths

The majority of paramedic science graduates are likely to have clinical roles, either within the NHS or the private sector.  Specialist Practitioner, Advanced Paramedic Practitioner and Consultant Paramedic roles are available to paramedics with appropriate clinical experience and educational profiles.

Paramedics may also follow managerial or educational career pathways, here are a selection of our graduate success stories...

Gareth Smith

Paramedic Science

Gareth Smith student

My Story - Gareth Smith

What did you enjoy the most about the course and studying at Swansea University?

Diverse topics, it was close to home, experienced lecturers and work placements.

What skills did you learn from completing the course and how did they help you get a job?

I learnt a full array of paramedical skills including communication.

What have you gone on to do since graduating?

I’ve worked as a remote medic and air ambulance medic.

Where are you working now?

I currently work as a remote medic in Somalia and air ambulance paramedic working from Dubai. I enjoy the travelling I get to do with my job and the patient base is diverse.

What would your advice be to new students?

Concentrate and put in your all. Only you can make a success of your life and career.

Gareth completed his DipHE in Paramedic Science in 2009.