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redbull
05-18-2010, 12:36 PM
hi guys

im holding down two part-time jobs now and i really want to get a full-time job with the ems after i get thru the program? whats the job outlook like? I read somewhere that hospitals / fdny does not like to hire EMT-B, only EMT-I and EMT-P? i live around nyc.

TransportJockey
05-18-2010, 12:43 PM
For the most part EMT-Bs are a dime a dozen, especially new EMT-Bs. Most ERs only like EMT-I/P, but some hospitals will hire EMT-Bs to basically work as CNAs on the floors

redbull
05-18-2010, 03:34 PM
For the most part EMT-Bs are a dime a dozen, especially new EMT-Bs. Most ERs only like EMT-I/P, but some hospitals will hire EMT-Bs to basically work as CNAs on the floors

Ok, but what about ambulances

dudemanguy
05-18-2010, 04:42 PM
The job outlook for EMT-basics is bleak, and likely to get worse. But then again the rest of the job market aint doing so hot either.

MusicMedic
05-18-2010, 04:54 PM
The job outlook for EMT-basics is bleak, and likely to get worse. But then again the rest of the job market aint doing so hot either.

theres alot more opportunties in the East coast as opposed to the west coast for EMT-B's


to the OP: did you look out of state? how far are u willing to go?

redbull
05-18-2010, 04:56 PM
theres alot more opportunties in the East coast as opposed to the west coast for EMT-B's


to the OP: did you look out of state? how far are u willing to go?

No, I live in Queens. I'm not gonna go out of state for an EMT-B job.

redbull
05-18-2010, 05:04 PM
There was also an FDNY recruiter at the mall, I filled out one of the forms. They
said they'd be contacting me before my class ends this summer. Is this just a tease?

adamjh3
05-18-2010, 05:10 PM
Is there anyone here in Colorado, how's the market/pay out there?

redbull
05-18-2010, 05:19 PM
I'd like to be optimistic and say the job out look in nyc cant be THAT bad, I mean NSLIJ just started their EMT-B program this year. Why put all the time, effort, and money into this if there were no jobs?

dudemanguy
05-18-2010, 05:57 PM
I think the outlook is bad almost universally, regardless of location. It may be worse some places than others. A dozen students graduated from my class this past winter, not one is currently working as a paid EMT, despite the fact the school we attended has a reputation as the best in the state. This is in the midwest.

As for why you would put the time, effort and money into it if there are no jobs. I guess because you want to be a paramedic and you have to be an EMT before you can go to medic school, or maybe because you just want some advanced first aid training and have some time and money to spare.

Sandog
05-18-2010, 06:16 PM
I think the outlook is bad almost universally, regardless of location. It may be worse some places than others. A dozen students graduated from my class this past winter, not one is currently working as a paid EMT, despite the fact the school we attended has a reputation as the best in the state. This is in the midwest.

As for why you would put the time, effort and money into it if there are no jobs. I guess because you want to be a paramedic and you have to be an EMT before you can go to medic school, or maybe because you just want some advanced first aid training and have some time and money to spare.

The catch 22 here is that you can't attend medic school without EMT experience which one may not get the opportunity. In another post someone suggested NCTI. As I am in the same boat, I may go this route.
https://ncti-national.securegw.com/cgi-bin/er/info.cgi?info=272

redbull
05-18-2010, 07:09 PM
Well I'm just hoping I get something, even if its with Senior Care or something thru a private company. Im in NYC so Im' hoping the location is beneficial to me.

medic417
05-18-2010, 07:24 PM
The catch 22 here is that you can't attend medic school without EMT experience which one may not get the opportunity. url]

Might look at other colleges as not all require emt experience to start your Paramedic degree program.

Pneumothorax
05-19-2010, 01:45 PM
I'd like to be optimistic and say the job out look in nyc cant be THAT bad, I mean NSLIJ just started their EMT-B program this year. Why put all the time, effort, and money into this if there were no jobs?
so they can make money. do they have to guarantee job placement? if not, cha-chinnnng!