I go to college full time (taking five courses), and then drive home every other weekend or so and work a midnight shift. In general most EMT-Basics at my company are scheduled to work four shifts a week. Most medics work 3-4. Shifts for Basics are 12 hours, and medics work a 10 hours shift. When it comes down to it, most people work the extra day so they can get overtime. I can't see myself working more than five times a week, but some people work 60-70 hours sometimes. That's a bit too much for me.