At a time of a national EMS shortage, American Medical Response (AMR) announced today it is hiring a new class of EMTs and will pay them for on-the-job training in Tucson.
The company’s award-winning Earn While You Learn program is designed to ease the transition for those wanting to become EMS professionals. Participants are hired as employees and compensated while attending AMR’s EMT-Basic certification course. Upon successful completion of the program and obtaining their state certification, participants are promoted to EMT-B, with a commensurate pay increase.
“We are incredibly proud to bring our award-winning Earn While You Learn program to Arizona,” said Jackie Evans, Regional Director for AMR. “We recognize the challenges that schooling can present to those who also need to work to support themselves and their family. This program offers a way for those with no experience in EMS to become full-time EMTs while still receiving a paycheck.”
Earn While You Learn is an opportunity to help the community while supporting the Arizona economy. The program has proved successful for those hoping to start a career in emergency services. Anyone who is compassionate, cares about helping their community, and wants to work for a terrific company with great benefits is encouraged to apply for the Earn While You Learn Program and start on the path to saving lives, all while being paid to learn.
The program is an exciting opportunity for Arizona residents who want to begin a rewarding career in EMS. The program was nationally recognized by the American Ambulance Association in the Employee Programs Category.
If interested in participating or have any questions, please email Jamie Henson (Jamie.Henson@gmr.net
) or Tina Jefferson (Tina.Jefferson@gmr.net
) for further information. To apply, head to the AMR website and sign up at www.amr.net/careers.