I've been in Emergency Services for over 20 years(Firefighter 23yrs, EMT 12yrs) and EMTs make about $15/hr and Medics about $20 where I work. With all the schools and commercials/ads about how much $$ you can make doing Nursing, I was curious to know if you would still apply if you were going to make $15/hr. Many people are switching to Nursing (with no medical experience) because the money is very good and its something that will always be in demand. I'm not trying to compare jobs so much as I am trying to see why people are flocking to Nursing all of a sudden (is it the $$$ or something you always wanted to do?).