Well that is a good question that I want to understand.
I don't have any plans yet being that I'm ignorant of this field but really want to know how to go about this whole thing.
My brothers friend just became a paramedic through the BYUI paramedic program which is a 4 year degree, the first part being academic and the later being the paramedic program itself.
I don't know if something like that is best or how well that program over there is.
I want the most training and education on being a paramedic.
My local technical college has a 2 semester program for becoming a paramedic.