be 18 before completing the class.John, your profile says you're 17..... I don't think anyone will hire you until you turn 18.
Almost no one will pay you to be an EMR (there are a few exceptions, but they definitely won't hire you at 17, and if you do get hired, you will make minimum wage)
Assuming you become a certified EMR, you will still need to complete the entire EMT class to earn your EMT certification.
so complete your EMR class and get hired by your county EMS agency. They will tell you how many hours you will work, and you will be on the ambulance.I was told that my countys ems dept hires EMRs bbc they are in need of people. But the EMRs usually drive the ambulance