AAS Degree Skills & Abilities

  • Must be adaptable to work both indoors and out, in all types of weather.
  • Must be in good physical condition to perform considerable lifting, kneeling and bending.
  • Must be adaptable to irregular periods of sleep that accompany irregular working hours, because emergency services function 24 hours a day.
  • Must be able to communicate verbally with patients and their significant others in diverse cultures and age groups and document in writing relevant information in writing.
  • Must have the ability to use good judgment and remain calm in high-stress situations while taking on the role of "leader".
  • Perform mathematical calculations/ratios and apply them in an expedient, accurate and practical manner.
  • Must be independent, confident and able to work without much structure.
  • Must be cognizant of all legal, ethical and moral obligations inherent with out of scope practice.
  • Must have good stable reasoning ability to draw valid conclusions expediently relevant to a patient's condition.