Kinesiology Student Moves to Becoming EMT

Are you looking for a healthcare career but not sure where to start?  Hall Ambulance is currently recruiting for its next Hall EMT Academy, which prepares individuals to begin working in its 9-1-1 system as an emergency medical technician in eight weeks.  Training begins May 10, 2022.

The program is just what J’Nise Evans, a kinesiology student in her last semester of college, was looking for when she applied for and was accepted into Class 38 last summer.

“I realized what really interested me was anatomy and physiology of the body and how it works,” she said.  “I loved the idea of becoming an EMT because every day would be different and exciting.  Rather than working in a hospital or clinic, I get to go out in the community and help people on scene.”

Training took place at the Harvey L. Hall EMS Academy in Bakersfield.  Weekly lectures were supplemented with hands-on skills, assessment training, quizzes, and exams that allowed her to test her knowledge in CPR, anatomy/physiology, airway management, respiratory and cardiac, trauma, obstetrics, pediatrics, and geriatric emergencies.

Over four months into her new career, EMT Evans is happy with her decision.  “I like working at Hall Ambulance because everyone is super friendly, and there is a lot of opportunity for growth.  For example, my goal is to become a paramedic soon, and I can achieve this through the Hall Paramedic Academy!”  That program is available to currently employed Hall EMTs who are ready to progress their career.  Upon completing the paramedic prep course, they can apply for sponsorship into the paramedic training program.  New paramedic graduates increase their starting pay to $61,000 per year, plus overtime opportunities and benefits.

The deadline to apply for the next Hall EMT Academy is March 4.  You can begin the process by visiting hallambcareers.com/emtacademy

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