Emergency Medical Techician Basic - Help!!!!

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    Hi, I am getting ready to try and take a leap into getting myself in the health care field. I am working on my Health care Administration degree and will be finished in April of 2012. I wanted to know can a EMT work in a hosptial setting too instead of working outside of a hosptial. If anyone has or know anyone that work as an EMT could you shed a little light on what to expect? I am planning on taking a course pretty soon but making sure that I find a little information to make sure that its a great job? Thank you for your help
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    I am an EMT-B and I finished paramedic school as well, I haven't tested NR yet but I promise you it is the hardest most rewarding work ever. I truly loved the people I worked with and I will never ever forget them but now I am in nursing school and I wanna be an RN so that I can make better money and work in a more stable environment. The things I learned I will carry forever though
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    Quote from bgibbs
    I am an EMT-B and I finished paramedic school as well, I haven't tested NR yet but I promise you it is the hardest most rewarding work ever. I truly loved the people I worked with and I will never ever forget them but now I am in nursing school and I wanna be an RN so that I can make better money and work in a more stable environment. The things I learned I will carry forever though
    Thank you, I am looking for something that has is a stable environment with better pay. I am wanting to do a lot right now and just don't know where to start. Last day to register is Aug of this year so I really need to make up my mind.
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    I've seen postings for ER Tech which require an applicant to have an EMT-B. In one ER in my area, the EMT-Bs do triage.
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    Quote from dudette10
    I've seen postings for ER Tech which require an applicant to have an EMT-B. In one ER in my area, the EMT-Bs do triage.

    Thats a reason why I want to take a course for a EMT. In my area they are always looking for someone. I have applied for that position but no one has responed back yet. I went to the Human resource department and they took all my contact info but since I dont have any experiences in that area only in patient care from high school about 6 years ago I no I didnt get in. EMT is the only course in my area that is low in cost because phlebotomy training program went up to $899 plus $350 in additional cost. I also wanted to do CNA but that is a weekend job and those are my free days to do my school work. I am really thinking that I need to make some adjustments and do what I have to do. The lady told me if I decide to change my mind to call back.
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    Many EMS services offer ride-a-long programs so that prospective students can see what EMS is like. If that is available in your area, it would be a great opportunity not only for you ride along but also to talk to other EMS personnel.

    As for the EMS skills themselves, they've come in handy at every job I've worked (CNA, phlebotomist, and nurse). Learning to stay calm in an emergency, size up a situation quickly and deal w/ unusual circumstances is invaluable.
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    That you. I wish we did have something like this around. I know a couple of people that wanted to see what emts did on the job in high school but I chose to go to my local hospital to see what the did on the 3rd floor and helped out there a little. Then I moved on to something else.
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    I am an EMT-B who works as a tech in an ER. I've also used my EMT-B to work as a medical assistant in clinics and doctor's offices, though I've also done my time working on an ambulance. I'm graduating with my ADN in December, and my experience as an EMT has been invaluable. I do find that work in a hospital pays better than work on an ambulance also.
    Good luck!
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    Quote from shonta05
    Thats a reason why I want to take a course for a EMT. In my area they are always looking for someone. I have applied for that position but no one has responed back yet. I went to the Human resource department and they took all my contact info but since I dont have any experiences in that area only in patient care from high school about 6 years ago I no I didnt get in. EMT is the only course in my area that is low in cost because phlebotomy training program went up to $899 plus $350 in additional cost. I also wanted to do CNA but that is a weekend job and those are my free days to do my school work. I am really thinking that I need to make some adjustments and do what I have to do. The lady told me if I decide to change my mind to call back.
    I hate to say this, but being an EMT or an ER tech would also be weekend jobs (meaning, include weekend shifts as part of a normal schedule). I can't imagine there would be a position for either of those titles that would give every weekend off....they're 24/7 jobs, so they need coverage 24/7.
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    Asking an EMT "what it is like" is a bit general, like asking any professional the same question. I started as an EMT and now have a MSN, so it has worked out great for me. Working in the field is the most fun ever, you should give that a chance.


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