When kids approach you and say, "I want to be just like you when I grow up," what do you tell them about the EMS profession?
Don't tell them you get to give shots. ;-)
FYI: EMS Today speaker Keith Widmeier will be discussing this at 3:45 p.m. on March 8 at EMS Today. Sign up at www.emstoday.com.
I tell them that I love my job even after 26 years. I also tell them it takes it's toll on your body and mind because of the type of jobs we go to. I mention it's one of the worse pay jobs in the Emergency Services and in Health Care.
If they want to become wealthy then they should look at becoming a doctor.
If they want lots of career options both in their own country and abroad then they should become a nurse.
But, if they want to have the excitement of the unpredictability of health care from serious trauma to holding a little old ladies hand who has social needs then there's not greater job that EMS.