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    Hello, I am a college student wanting to become a 68w in the guard. Since the gi bill sr isn't going to cover all of my expenses, I 'm going to need a civilian job. What interests me about 68w is that I can get an emt-b certification from it so that I can work as an EMT which beats being a cashier at mcdonalds by miles.

    My question is is that how easy will it be and has it been for 68ws to get a job as an EMT on the civilian side? Is the experience from AIT often enough?

    Thanks

  • #2
    What about jobs in IT as 25 series MOSes in the Army. Or paralegal or mechanic or cook?

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    • #3
      AIT is the same as going to school to learn a skill and you will have to articulate that into experience on your resume.

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      • #4
        Bump for an experienced medic to come around and give a 100% answer.

        In my experience and through my contacts I've come to the conclusion: No, your AIT experience alone will not be enough to walk onto EMT service. Experience actually doing a job is still and will always be king. However, it will provide you with a great base to improve your skills while taking civilian classes and it will show a department that you're serious about the job. Of course since you're interested in it you may find a Ambulance driver job, which would be great if you think of it like an internship. Now, I do believe you do take the basic EMT test at Fort Sam and the Army is making strides to better certify soldier for jobs mirrored on the civilian side.

        I would like to know more about your plans. College major? Desired job once graduated?

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        • #5
          Reposting for typos - The site still errors when trying to edit or delete.

          Bump for an experienced medic to come around and give a 100% answer.

          In my experience and through my contacts I've come to the conclusion: No, your AIT experience alone will not be enough to walk onto EMT service. Experience, actually doing a job, is still and will always be king. However, it will provide you with a great base to improve your skills while taking civilian classes and it will show a department that you're serious about the job. Of course, since you're interested in it you may find an ambulance driver job, think of it like an internship. Now, I do believe you do take the basic EMT test at Fort Sam and the Army is making strides to better certify soldiers for jobs mirrored on the civilian side.

          I would like to know more about your plans. What year in college? College major? Desired job once graduated?

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