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Old March 21st, 2007, 03:44 PM
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Hi, do most cruise ships hire paramedics and RN's? Just curious, nothing im interested in just now, but my hubbys a paramedic and im and RN and we think in about 10 yrs we would want to try traveling jobs, (our last child will be in college in 7 yrs) and thought that cruise jobs might be a good choice for an assignment. but we would want to travel together.

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Hello,

Most cruise ships has a medical dept consisting of 1 or 2 doctors (depending on the size) and 2 or 3 nurses. I know only NCL and they hired doctors mostly from South Africa and nurses from canada and the Philippines. Paramedics are normally not onboard. At least not in that position.
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Aftre 5-6 years, I've only seen one US citizen in the medical department - and he was using his dual citizenship in Belize. Most of our staff is Scandinavian or Canadian.

If you're serious - you might want to try researching NCLA (NCL's US flagged ships - staffed with mostly US people)

And in 10 years - who knows what the cruise industry will be doing!

did find a link by googling "medical staff on cruise ship" and got this fabulous link - says exactly what individual lines are looking for

http://www.acep.org/webportal/member.../directory.htm
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