AMR Accepting Applications for Award-Winning EWYL Program in Tuscon, Arizona


AMR's "Earn While You Learn" program a cost-free way to begin a rewarding career in EMS.

As the EMS industry continues to face a nationwide staffing shortage, American Medical Response (AMR) recently announced that it is hiring another 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 of the success of our award-winning Earn While You Learn program and are starting our fifth class here in Tucson,” said Jackie Evans, regional director for AMR. “We recognize the challenges schooling can present to those who 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. So far, 66 EMTs in the region have graduated from the program..”

AMR has 24 spots available in its upcoming Earn While You Learn academy. Earn While You Learn is an opportunity to help the community while supporting the Arizona economy. The program has proved wildly successful for those hoping to start a career in EMS and has been recognized nationally by the American Ambulance Association.

Anyone who is compassionate, cares about helping their community and wants to work for a terrific company with great benefits is encouraged to apply and start on the path to saving lives, all while being paid to learn. Applicants will embark on a course where they will learn the tools of the EMT trade, all while being paid. To qualify, an applicant must be 18 or older, have a high school diploma or GED, have all required immunizations, and successfully pass background checks and a basic aptitude exam.

Interested candidates must apply at before May 15. Classes begin June 19, 2023, at PIMA Community College. Candidates must have a valid and current driver’s license and pass a drug screening. Candidates will be scheduled for an interview, then must pass a Physical Ability Test, a drug screen and a background check, before any offers of employment. Applicants must also provide proof of high school graduation or GED and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Record Check.

For questions about the program. please email Brandon Elias at for further information.

AMR Accepting Applications for Award-Winning EWYL Program in Tuscon, Arizona