Friday, January 1, 2016

How much does an Emergency Medical Technician make?

You have decided that you might want to be a Paramedic. Along with the qualifications of an Emergency Medical Technician, the question of salary has come up. Of course we all can't work for free. Well there are volunteer positions but a paycheck is a nice thing right. So How much does an Emergency medical Technician make?

The answer to that question depends on many things. As a Paramedic, how much education do you have? Do you work for a private ambulance company? Do you work for the city as a firefighter/Paramedic? What city do you live in as an EMT? How much overtime are you willing to put into your schedule.

On an average, a Emergency Medical Technician gets paid 20K to 30K a year. Cities such as Los Angeles, California, Chicago, and Washington D.C. will pay a higher salary due to the fact that they are a larger population than other cities. While at this time, Florida is paying lower than the national average. 

With experience and options, an EMT and Paramedic can make up to eighty thousand dollars a year. This is due to several years of experience. The EMS personnel who make this kind of money are also involved in Fire Fighting, Search and Rescue, trained as divers, and have a skill set that goes above and beyond what is expected.

There is a caution flag in this industry. People who become EMS Personnel do not start this career for the money. They become Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics because for many reasons. Thrill of the job, can't deal with office careers, enjoy working outside, wanting to help people, and wanting to do more for the community are all valid reasons.

If a persons sights on becoming an Emergency Medical Technician is based on how much they make, then they are in it for the wrong reasons. 

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