Thanks for the response, I guess that is starting? I wonder if they pay for experience. I will have to email and askI remember talking to a coworker who worked at hall about a year ago as an EMT. I don't remember the hourly wage but he was saying most medics were pulling in around $38000. The cost of living in Bakersfield and the surrounding area is going to be about half of what it costs in SD. So that money will go a little farther than it would down south.