Originally Posted by Batdad
Never worked EMS before. Reading through some of the other threads, it looks like the candidate process for becoming a paramedic is starting to become as saturated as Fire.
When I graduated, job prospects in the GTA for ems seemed about 50/50.
Does anyone not immediately out of school get hired? Has anyone heard of anyone 7 or 8 years removed get hired?
Competition is beyond tough.
There are far less medic positions available especially full-time positions vs firefighter positions.
In Ontario approx 11,300 full-time ff's vs 7000 full and part time medics.
Any career that offers good pay, benefits and fulfillment is more than competitive.
It's a full-time career trying to get hired in either profession.