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Hi! I will be starting an EMT program in January then onto Paramedic program in the Fall. I was curious what kind of opportunities there are to advance once an EMT-P. The more I research the more I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Skip Kirkwood Oct 7, 2012.

 

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Oct 7, 2012
Skip Kirkwood replied to Dalela Manning's discussion Advance in paramedicine ...
"Warren makes an OUTSTANDING point - nursing and EMS are not mutually exclusive.  Many great contributions to EMS have been made by nurse-medics and medic-nurses.  Adelante!"
Oct 7, 2012
Justin P replied to Dalela Manning's discussion Advance in paramedicine ...
"Get yuor degree and work as much OT as you can. The Cook Children Hospital is Fort Worth hires paramedics at 26.00 and hour to work as an advanced tech so there are a few places out there where you can make a good buck."
Oct 6, 2012
Warren E. Shaulis replied to Dalela Manning's discussion Advance in paramedicine ...
"Exactly Skip, as always, you have struck the long cylindrical fastener on the cephalid end. Dalela, one thing to consider is that EMS and nursing are not mutually exclusive. I couldn't stand to be a floor nurse either, nursing school taught me…"
Oct 6, 2012
Scott Lancaster replied to Dalela Manning's discussion Advance in paramedicine ...
""EMS folks don't seem to understand that, because they don't go to college and take ECON 101!!" Very nicely put!"
Oct 6, 2012
Dalela Manning replied to Dalela Manning's discussion Advance in paramedicine ...
"I know Skip... but I would like to pout and say that "I don't want to be a nurse" =( So I'm going to do what I can to a maximize my earning potential as a paramedic. And go from there.... Thanks again"
Oct 6, 2012
Skip Kirkwood replied to Dalela Manning's discussion Advance in paramedicine ...
"Nope, degree or certificate doesn't change entry-level pay.  I will tell you for sure that the competencies that you develop through education make a difference going forward, when you want to promote, etc. If you need a certain level of…"
Oct 6, 2012
Skip Kirkwood replied to Dalela Manning's discussion Advance in paramedicine ...
"That is $34K for a new graduate medic with no paramedic experience.  Those with experience in similar (good volume, 911) systems start higher, with credit for up to 10 years experience). It is still too easy to become a paramedic, so there are…"
Oct 6, 2012
Dalela Manning replied to Dalela Manning's discussion Advance in paramedicine ...
"Skip... I am going for my associates in para medicine. However... having a degree or not having a degree doesn't change entry level pay for medics at all around here. And yes 40K is low for a single income family. I make 32K now cleaning homes…"
Oct 5, 2012
Scott Lancaster replied to Dalela Manning's discussion Advance in paramedicine ...
"Skip, Is that salary of 34K a year based on experience, or time with your county? That being said, I still can believe that starting paramedics are still getting around $16/hr anywhere. That was my starting rate as a medic a decade ago! In my…"
Oct 5, 2012
Skip Kirkwood replied to Dalela Manning's discussion Advance in paramedicine ...
"$40K as a starting salary, with no college degree required, is nothing to sneeze at!  Entry level paramedics in our county start at a base salary of $34,200 and after 10 years may be at $55K.  There is built in overtime, work schedules are…"
Oct 4, 2012
Dalela Manning replied to Dalela Manning's discussion Advance in paramedicine ...
"Thank you Justin ..."
Oct 4, 2012
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Oct 4, 2012
Justin P replied to Dalela Manning's discussion Advance in paramedicine ...
"Other options are to expand into critical care transport and/or flight paramedicine. I was a basic for 4 years, then became a intermediate for a year, then got my associates in EMS and have been a medic for 8 years. I am now taking a CCT course and…"
Oct 4, 2012
Dalela Manning replied to Dalela Manning's discussion Advance in paramedicine ...
"Thank you for the information."
Oct 3, 2012
Mike Rubin replied to Dalela Manning's discussion Advance in paramedicine ...
"If you begin working as a medic for Agency A at $40K, add all the CE that's offered, get raises of 3% a year (very generous) and stay with Agency A with the same certification in the same position, it would take about 10 years…"
Oct 3, 2012

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