Are EMT's under paid. every thing they do and put there life at risk to save someone elses for little pay. But pro athletes make millions of dollars to play a game that most people would play for free. but I was just wondering if any of you thought that u should get paid more money for putting ur life on the line.
"That is a huge problem at some services. It is at ours. My service has some of the highest paid paramedics in the region, but the way the step raises are set up, you can get screwed for loyalty. One of our intermediates has been with the hospital…"
"There are two possibilities, Walker. The first, like I said, is supply and demand. If there is a need, and less people willing to do the work, the pay goes up. The second is, all the members of that trade or profession stuck together and had a good…"
"I have one thing to say if education is what we need for more pay than why did I make more money as a nurse aid with less education than what I needed to be come a basic? I am now a paramedic and made more than my staring pay as a medic. I love my…"
"I completely agree Skip. I might add, I see lots of folks trying to make up for the low pay by working lots of O/T. Personally I'd rather work my regular schedule than depend on O/T to make ends meet."