• Question: how long did it take?

    Asked by desk10dug on 15 Mar 2022.
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      Ankish Patel answered on 15 Mar 2022:

      4 years at uni
      1 year post university training

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      Laurence Quirk answered on 15 Mar 2022:

      @desk10doug it depends on what career you want. Most start with a 3 year course and they develop after that. As a minimum you might expect to do 7 years.

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      Samantha Garside answered on 15 Mar 2022:

      To qualify as a Pharmacy Technician? – 2 years initial training

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      Sarah Cousins answered on 15 Mar 2022:

      To qualify as a doctor is 4-6 (but most commonly 5) years at medical school, and then 5-10 years of speciality training after this.

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      Anita Raja answered on 15 Mar 2022:

      A life time I started at 5 years of age ! :p or was told that I should become a doctor which I did 🙂

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      Heather S answered on 16 Mar 2022:

      I had a slightly different route in to the ambulance service, as this was a change of career and direction for me. The lovely thing about the ambulance service is there are different levels of entry and different routes in.

      While you have to have a paramedic science/paramedic degree to become a registered paramedic, you can also work your way up. so you could become a volunteer with say St Johns, become a first responder; work on patient transport; and consider roles such as ambulance cares assistant, emergency care assistant and then ambulance technician. Some Trusts also pay for your training, and some of the private providers offer apprenticeships so worth checking out a range of options if you are interested 🙂

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      Ruby Shoffa answered on 16 Mar 2022:

      To become a doctor it’s a 5 year degree at Medical School and a year after that working ..but I tell you it passes quickly ! ☺️

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      Tylah Marston answered on 22 Mar 2022:

      To qualify as a Physiotherapist: it took me 3 years to complete my bachelor’s degree at university, which gave me the qualifications needed to register in my role.

      However, this was following completion of my A-Levels at sixth form/college (between the ages of 16-18 years old).
      You can also go through different routes, such as a master’s degree (if you already hold a bachelor’s degree) and an apprenticeship route.