I know there's a lot of variables when it comes to EMS, but here's a hypothetical question. Say you're an EMT-B wanting the absolute best opportunity for a long-term career in EMS and you're willing to move where ever that mythical place might be. So I guess the discussion should be on the best State with the most opportunities for employment, higher pay, room for advancement (now and in the future -> like EMT to Medic to FTO/Preceptior to Operations etc), modern scope of practice/protocols, benefits, cost of living, larger cities, and anything else that might persuade you or someone else to take a job in that area. Some of us really want a career in EMS, it just depends on how bad we want it and what we're willing to do. Just thought this would be a good topic of discussion for those of us in States that are struggling.