Edit: What I mean is isn't it better to get a degree in Media Studies which is known as a Mickey Mouse degree or even Social Work, then to go to a college for 3 years to become a Paramedic. As going to University for a Media Studies degree or a BSW looks better then going to college for Paramedics. With a Social Worker degree you have many job opportunities. With a Media Studies degree you may not find a job in your preferred field ,but you still have a University Degree. With a 3 year Paramedic program you don't have a University Degree and your job opportunities are a lot smaller then someone with a Media Studies degree or a BSW. Does that sound about right?