What kind of Hours would you work as a Part-Time EMT-B

hurt88

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Reason why I ask is that right now I work 32 hours a week at my current job at 4 days a week. Once I get done with my EMT-B course I would like to get a job as a part-timer and do that while I go to school to become a Paramedic.

I hear alot of people saying they work 12hour shift or 24 hours shifts etc, etc...so with that said could I be looking at maybe only working 2 or 3 days a week as a part-time EMT-B and basically getting 30-40 hours a week still? Or does it work different from place to place? I'd love to work just 3 days a week at a 12 hour shift and take in 36 hours a week while going to school.
 

CAO

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It really depends on who hires you.

One company I've applied for has a few EMTs who only work a shift every two months or so.
 
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hurt88

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I'd hope I'd be able to get something better then 2 shifts a month. Being able to quit my current job and work part-time as a basic while going to school for medic is something I'm really looking forward to so I hope its possible to get atleast 3 days a week or some sort of guarnteed hours.
 

rbromme

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I am a part time EMT-B and I am required to work 32 hours a month I think. I can sign up for 32 hours a week and then pick up open shifts that are available if I wanted more hours. Some of the part timers work 60 or 70 hours a week and some do the bare minimum to keep themselves employed. The bigger the company you get on with, the more options that will be available to you.
 

CAO

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That's what they want to work. Some of the part timers are pulling full time hours. It mostly depends on what you're willing to work.
 

Ewok Jerky

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it depends were you get picked up but I think for part timers 12s are pretty standard. we have a lot of part timers and those with seniority can work as much/little as they want while those with low seniority work 2-5 shifts a month.
 

medicdan

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Many services separate "Part Time" with "Per Diem". Pt denotes a regular shift which equates fewer then 32 or 40 hours a week. PD denotes inconsistent shifts-- although as well, fewer then 32 or 40 hours/week.
 

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