Originally posted by PluckyDuk8
You have to call around your local area and see what the EMT will get you. Every area is different. Some hospitals will take EMT-B's in the ER as techs (paid) or volunteer or won't take EMT-B's at all. I know most chicago area fire depts. barely use EMT-B's and if they do at all the jobs are paid and hard to get- but I have no clue what goes on in the west near Wheaton. Private ambulance companies are on a paid basis (trust me you do not want to volunteer for them, for the type of work you are doing for them you better be paid for it)- and won't take volunteers because of insurance type reasons. I recommend calling first and seeing what options are open to you before taking an EMT class.