Starting pay as a PARAMEDIC is 10.50 an hour.
Let that sink in.
Lots of calls, almost all are non-emergent.
As a medic, we work 24 hour shifts and do mostly discharge transports from hospitals to nursing homes. Terrible work/life balance. Most of the shift is spent staying up all night operating as a taxi driver. No one wants to work here and usually quits relatively quickly so there is always overtime and shifts that no one wants and so we get forced back for overtime.
Its a red flag that they are ALWAYS HIRING. Hopefully you don't fall for it.
Worst part is the management and dispatchers. They run you all day and don't seem to have a good handle on anything that's going on. But you cant expect them to care, because they get paid 11 dollars an hour.
Cons: low pay, unwanted overtime, lack of sleep, non-emergencies, bad dispatching, poor management.
Would never recommend this job to anyone.
Pay, management, dispatching, non-emergencies