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Old 05-27-2010, 02:36 PM   #1
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Best State for EMS (all around).


I know there's a lot of variables when it comes to EMS, but here's a hypothetical question. Say you're an EMT-B wanting the absolute best opportunity for a long-term career in EMS and you're willing to move where ever that mythical place might be.

So I guess the discussion should be on the best State with the most opportunities for employment, higher pay, room for advancement (now and in the future -> like EMT to Medic to FTO/Preceptior to Operations etc), modern scope of practice/protocols, benefits, cost of living, larger cities, and anything else that might persuade you or someone else to take a job in that area.

Some of us really want a career in EMS, it just depends on how bad we want it and what we're willing to do.

Just thought this would be a good topic of discussion for those of us in States that are struggling.


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Seems like it is more of a Best Service around question, not state.

You could have all of those or none of those in any state.
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:47 PM   #3
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I know there's a lot of variables when it comes to EMS, but here's a hypothetical question. Say you're an EMT-B wanting the absolute best opportunity for a long-term career in EMS and you're willing to move where ever that mythical place might be.

So I guess the discussion should be on the best State with the most opportunities for employment, higher pay, room for advancement (now and in the future -> like EMT to Medic to FTO/Preceptior to Operations etc), modern scope of practice/protocols, benefits, cost of living, larger cities, and anything else that might persuade you or someone else to take a job in that area.

Some of us really want a career in EMS, it just depends on how bad we want it and what we're willing to do.

Just thought this would be a good topic of discussion for those of us in States that are struggling.
Probably not Massachusetts with everything that's been going on
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I liked NM's. Pay was decent, a lot of decent services, good scope for EMTs, long rural transport areas.
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Well, it sure as heck aint Texas, California, Montana or Florida
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Seems like it is more of a Best Service around question, not state.

You could have all of those or none of those in any state.
Kind of, but a lot of it can be narrowed down by state to state comparisons.
Just for a broad picture.

Best service would be somewhat impossible to pinpoint in my opinion.
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I liked NM's. Pay was decent, a lot of decent services, good scope for EMTs, long rural transport areas.
You're not the first I've heard this from.
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Any answer you get on this subject is going to be either biased or lack enough data to support it. I'm guessing there are extremely few people to none who have held certs and worked in all 50 states.

That being said, I like WA because of the fairly liberal policy concerning the county's ability to manipulate state protocols to fit their needs. Our state DOH leave much to be desired, but overall, the WA EMS system works pretty well.
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Any answer you get on this subject is going to be either biased or lack enough data to support it. I'm guessing there are extremely few people to none who have held certs and worked in all 50 states.

That being said, I like WA because of the fairly liberal policy concerning the county's ability to manipulate state protocols to fit their needs. Our state DOH leave much to be desired, but overall, the WA EMS system works pretty well.
I completely agree, which is why I thought it would be good for discussion, and a way to learn a little more about different areas.

WA would be nice, for EMS and the location... can you get me a job?
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