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Transitioning out of 911 system, need some guidance. Please

Discussion in 'Military/Tactical/Wilderness EMS' started by Trauma Angel, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. RocketMedic

    RocketMedic Just Like Otters!

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    Trauma, your current company wants meat on the seat and billable reports. That's it. If you want to develop, find a new job. ED tech, government service, anything else.

    If you really want PSD, you need to start looking at the military, because PSD is a very small market with a very selective process and they really don't care what you've done if you're an alternative entrant. Without green hats or tridents or whatever weird thing PJs wear, I wouldn't waste the time applying. With that being said, the vast majority of a "tactical medic" job is not medical at all.

    If you want to fly like Vent, you need to go to medic or RN school and get some experience as such, stay light and apply. Of you can't do that at your current employer, move.
     
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  2. MackTheKnife

    MackTheKnife RN, EMT-P

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    She could get called up in reserves.

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  3. Trauma Angel

    Trauma Angel Forum Probie

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    Which I am more than fine with. Honestly if I do end up going military I'd go active duty. If that's where I end up than let's go.. all or nothing. That's how I see it anyway
     
  4. MackTheKnife

    MackTheKnife RN, EMT-P

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    Go active duty. Navy Corpsman, Army medic. Get the GI Bill, separate, stay in reserves. Go to school and get paid doing it. Figure out if you want to go paramedic or nursing, etc.

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  5. SandpitMedic

    SandpitMedic Shock&Awe

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    I'd investigate the age restrictions for enlisted vs. commissioned and active vs. reserve vs. national guard.

    At 31 there may be branches of uniformed service that she is unable to join.
     
  6. MackTheKnife

    MackTheKnife RN, EMT-P

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    Last I heard, up to age 39.
     

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