Typical day at work can be very slow and boring due to no flight requests, or it can be heavy paced and unrelenting intensity. You really just never know what you'll be walking into. Management is very fluid (lots of turnoever). Co-workers are typically very Type A personalities. Hardest part of job is dealing with the very long hours, working nights and weekends and holidays. Being exhausted from a lack of sleep and a constantly disrupted circadian rhythm is also a major drawback. The most enjoyable part of the job is the satisfaction of knowing you have helped someone during a terrible crisis. Unfortunately the compensation is not comensurate to the work.
working on a helicopter, respect from peers in the medical field.
underpaid and working long hours and holidays/weekends.
Flight Paramedic (Former Employee) – Montague, CA – May 17, 2018
Good job, good employees for the most part. Management fails to communicate, fails to effectively mitigate problems. Base closures all the time so you never feel safe buying a house or making big life decisions. Nothing in life is guaranteed, but unfortunately they won't tell you if your job is shutting down when they see it coming months in advance. If management and job security improved, it would be a good career.
Repair Coordinator (Former Employee) – Englewood, CO – May 14, 2018
I would receive parts from aircraft from outlying bases around the country and would research the hours remaining on the part and provide a source to get them repaired . I also provided tooling too get the aircraft repaired