Monday, March 21, 2016
Eight Reasons to Start a Career as an EMT
Wondering whether or not EMT training will be a good career investment for you? Trying to decide if you're going to love this work, or if you should continue your career explorations elsewhere? You've come to the right place. Here at RC Health Services, we want to help you understand the kind of future you can build by taking advantage of our courses.
1. Every Day is Different
While we can't promise endless thrills, chills, and life-saving opportunities as an EMT, we can promise every day will be different. Some days you'll be working frantically to keep a car crash victim alive in time to get to the ER. Other days you'll be helping a dehydrated kid at a ball game. EMTs get called out to a wide variety of very different, very human healthcare situations. If the thought of sitting in a cubicle and doing the same things over and over again, day after day, makes you cringe, then a career as an EMT may be right for you.
2. There Are Plenty of Job Opportunities
The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates the 10-year job growth for EMTs is 23%, which is significantly higher than job growth in other fields. After all, every city and town in the nation needs EMTs. That means there's a good chance you can do what you want to do while living where you want to live, whether you want to relocate to some other part of the country or stay close to home. If you're dedicated and good at what you do, it is unlikely you'll struggle to find work now or in the future.
3. It's Recession-Proof
This is related to our previous point, of course, but it also bears mentioning in its own right. It doesn't matter what the economy is doing. People will always get hurt and sick, get into car accidents and have heart attack scares. That's not to say that the organizations that employ EMTs never try to cut costs, but there is a certain minimum number of EMTs that will always be necessary to keep a town's emergency services running, and that creates a certain level of job security.
4. The Work is Very Challenging
Training doesn't end when you get your EMT certification. There are continuing education requirements, and they exist for a reason. EMT work takes a few weeks to learn and a lifetime to master. You'll have to think on your feet and respond quickly to ensure that your patients get the help they need. Sometimes this will be basic care (not all calls are dramatic or even life-threatening) and sometimes you really will be facing life-or-death situations. This job will demand your very best every single day.
5. This is Meaningful Work
Being an EMT is all about serving others. You're trying to keep them healthy, alive, and as comfortable as possible. You're getting your hands dirty and you'll quite literally experience the pulse of life. You'll never have to worry about whether or not the work you do matters. If providing selfless service to others is important to you, then becoming an EMT can be a great career. Typically this career appeals to natural "helpers" who truly care about the well-being of other people.
6. There is No Such Thing as a Dead-End Job
If you're looking for a job that gives you the chance to advance up the career ladder, then EMT work is a good choice. You can move from an EMT Basic to a Paramedic. This job also opens doors to becoming a Physician Assistant, to getting a nursing degree, and more. Of course, some people choose to stick to EMT work because they love what they do, but the bottom line is your career will be in your own hands, and it won't be hard to find out how you can take it to the next level.
7. The Pay is Quite Decent
Look around EMT forums for too long and you'll hear a lot of complaints about the "low pay." It's true that the hours are long and that the pay may seem low when compared to the skilled, intense nature of the work. But the Bureau of Labor Statistics also notes that EMT Basics make about $31,000 a year on average. While that may not be enough to get rich, it's hardly a minimum wage job, either. Many EMTs develop very comfortable lifestyles for themselves. In addition, as you advance your career, attain additional certifications and become more experienced, you'll be able to command a higher salary. An EMT Intermediate, for example, can expect to make $36,000 to $41,000 a year. The median annual paramedic salary is $40,002, and some paramedics make as much as $45,000 a year.
8. Training Doesn't Take Very Long, and It's Not Very Expensive
Training is inexpensive and it only takes 14 weeks. There are very few jobs where you can invest less than $2,000 and walk out with the means to make as much as $31,000 a year form the get-go. Compare that to spending $100,000 on a degree to land a $30,000 entry level marketing position, and it's easy to see which career gives you the better return on your investment. Please understand that just because the training is fast and relatively inexpensive, that doesn't mean it's easy. Some candidates have to take the courses two to three times to absorb all the concepts and pass the tests. Just make sure you plan accordingly and have the tuition money handy if you're not one of the lucky ones who makes it through on the first try.
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Monday, March 14, 2016
Prerequisites For ACLS Training
What Does ACLS Coursework Include?
What Does ACLS Certification Mean?
ACLS Training for Health Professionals
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation or CPR training can teach you how to react and save a life in a medical emergency. Whether you’re a new parent, a firefighter or a lifeguard, first aid training and CPR is a valuable skill in a number of emergency situations. Many professions actually require certification as a prerequisite for employment. Of course healthcare workers including physicians, nurses, EMTs and paramedics are required to have CPR training and certification to be on the job.
Even caregivers, office, and non-medical hospital employees are often required to have CPR training and certification. Even though they may not be called upon to use it during the normal course of their work, it may be a necessary credential in order to work on the floor in a hospital.
Many other professions must maintain basic CPR certification as well. They Include:
• Police and Firefighters
• First responders, paramedics and EMTs
• Dental technicians
• Flight attendants
• Correctional workers
• Lifeguards, camp counselors, and teachers
The fact is, anyone and everyone can benefit from CPR training. The American Heart Association does not limit training by age. Any person who has the upper body strength necessary can take a CPR training course and receive certification. Studies show that children as young as nine can learn, retain and perform CPR.
What Will CPR Training Teach You?
There are many emergency situations where administering of CPR early in a crisis can save a person's life. Training teaches you the basics of the technique, and more importantly how to respond to a situation where a person has stopped breathing or gone into cardiac arrest.
You will learn to recognize and respond appropriately to situations including:
• Heart Attack or Cardiac Arrest
The American Heart Association has been instrumental in having automated external defibrillator (AED) devices placed in ambulances, stadiums and other public gathering spaces. Protocols include training in the use of AED devices. CPR/AED training is available in a variety of levels from classes for the layman, to advanced training for medical professionals and first responders. Early application of CPR is critical in reducing the incidence of death in cardiac arrest patients. Both CPR and AED training are included as a part of every type of course.
Online Versus Classroom Instruction
CPR training is available as both a course taught in a traditional classroom setting and also as an online e-learning course. Both offer unique advantages, and upon completion, students who pass the written and practical skills testing will become certified.
Classroom training is recommended for non-professionals and students who are seeking their first certification. Classroom instruction is taught by experienced medical professionals like nurses, EMTs or paramedics; first time students benefit greatly from having access to working professionals. You’ll gain hands on experience and have your questions answered by someone who has been in the field and used the techniques being taught.
Online CPR training is designed for students seeking recertification, or people who are currently working and are seeking a career change. The coursework can be challenging for a first time student, but if the student is organized and driven, the course might be a good fit. Online study offers flexibility for those with busy schedules and students can study at their own pace. Online study may also be slightly cheaper.
Whether you take the course in-person or online, you will need to spend at few hours at a training facility for the hands on instruction and skills testing required for certification.
Upon the successful completion of your CPR training you will receive a course completion card issued and certified by the American Heart Association. The card remains valid for two years from the last day of the month of your graduation. You will receive the card in the mail from the AHA within 20 days of passing the course. This card should be presented as proof of certification to your employer.
Before the end of the two year period, you are required to take another class and a skills refresher. The AHA is constantly updating and refining protocols so it’s imperative to remain current every two years. Your AHA issued CPR certification card is accepted in all fifty states.
Choosing The Right CPR Training Course
CPR training classes are available for every level of student, whether they’re a complete beginner, new parent, or a healthcare professional. For the most part, CPR classes are geared towards the beginning student, but are a requirement for medical professionals as a prerequisite for advanced certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). Make sure any training you take is approved by the American Heart Association and takes place in an AHA certified facility.
Medical professionals must be trained in advanced techniques including the use of basic equipment, two person CPR and techniques for children and infants as well as adults. Non-medical personnel are usually required to maintain certification at a basic level, but AED training may also be required.
CPR certification is a great personal accomplishment that will help prepare you to save the life of a friend, work colleague or family member. Whether your goal is to prepare for a career change to the medical field, need certification for your job, or simply want to be prepared, CPR training is a worthwhile investment in your future.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Follow the link below to read the latest changes from the American Heart Association.2015 Guidelines
RC Health Services Plano, Texas Location! Now you can take your CPR, BLS, ACLS, PALS, First Aid, and EMT Basic training in Plano, TX
Monday, April 27, 2015
RC Health Services has opened its newest location in Plano, Tx. Now citizens of the Dallas Metro area can take all their AHA courses even easier than before. RC Health Services is the largest AHA training center in Texas and services over 2,000 students monthly throughout its 7 locations.
New address is: 1194 West Plano Pkwy, Ste 106 Plano, TX 75075
Register for your class today by clicking here: Irving and Plano Locations
You can also register for our Fort Worth location by clicking here:
Fort Worth Location
Sunday, December 07, 2014
If you're needing to find a CPR class in the Dallas or Irving areas RCHS is the place to be. We offer both Heartsaver CPR and First Aid courses along with our BLS for Healthcare Provider classes. Call our office at 281-416-5939 or book yourself by clicking here:
Hope to see you soon!
Friday, October 31, 2014
Monday, September 08, 2014
RC Health Services will be holding the All Level NREMT Transition Course at our Pearland Facility on September 23rd, 24th, and 26th. Course times are 9am to 5pm all 3 days. Participants are required to attend all 3 days to complete the course. All participants will receive CE hours upon successful completion.
Course cost is $475 which includes all required course materials.
To register please CLICK HERE
For more information call 281-416-5939 or email email@example.com
Monday, September 08, 2014
RC Health Services in Pearland is hosting an all level NREMT Transition Course on September 23rd, 24th, and 26th from 9-5 all three days. You must attend ALL three days. You will also get CE hours as well.
Cost is $475 which includes the manual.
Go to www.rchealthservices.com to register. Look under "Houston" tab and click "Pearland."
Call 281-416-5939 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Team leader Chester Wilds has worked hard putting together the best AHA team in San Antonio.
Taletha Johnson, Ana Garcia, Alec D'Storm, and Chester Wilds.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Today the staff from The Reason of Hope worked with RC Health Services to complete their BLS for Healthcare Provider certification course. The staff was friendly and excited to learn. Each employee demonstrated the ability to act in the event of an emergency. Thank you for coming out and working with us!! You can check out the reason of hope website at http://www.thereasonforhope.com/
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Monday, March 17, 2014
We have opened our training center in Fort Worth, TX. We are now offering a full set of American Heart Association courses at this facility. You can register for your course by clicking here http://www.rchealthservices.com/Fort_Worth.html
If you are looking for a discounted course or a coupon code just like us on Facebook and look for the exclusive offer listed.
We hope to see you soon!
Monday, February 17, 2014
RC Health Services instructors Chester and Cindy Wilds did a fantastic job working this weekend with the University of Texas Pan-American Physician Assistant department. Each student completed the ACLS and BLS online Heartcode courses and worked with our team to satisfy their skill requirements. It was a great opportunity to realize how important the online courses have become. Students did their fundamental skills with Cindy to earn their BLS certification and Chester spent an hour with each student group working on ACLS Megacodes. The reviews have been outstanding and we are looking forward to continuing our relationship with this great institution.
Congrats UTPA program on earning your ACLS and BLS cards!!!!!!
Robert Chambers CEO
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
RC Health Services has expanded again opening a new facility in Fort Worth, Texas. Our location is 6421 Camp Bowie, Fort Worth, Texas 76116. We have hired 3 new instructors to conduct courses at this new facility and we have also hired a new office assistant in our Austin office to help us in our growth. We strive to offer the best in AHA training and the Fort Worth location will adhere to the highest in RC Health Services standards.
Where would you like to see a new RCHS facility? We have plans for an office near Plano, TX and Baton Rouge, LA in the coming 12 months.
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Congratulations to RC Health Services alumni Darren Lam on his acceptance into the Physician Assistant program at Salus University in Elkins Park, PA.
Darren is quoted as saying: "Applying to graduate school nowadays is extremely competitive and having the EMT Basic certification and subsequent work experience really helped strengthen my application. ""It also gave me the upper edge amongst other applicants during the interviews and essays as I could use the knowledge from first-hand experience as an EMT career to show that I had my feet wet in the medical field. "
We couldn't be more proud to have Darren as a graduate of RC Health Services and he represents the best that our school has to offer. We wish him the best of luck as he moves on in his career!
Friday, January 31, 2014
Today we conducted courses for this wonderful group of new recruits for the Air Liquide team on Post Oak in Houston. It is impressive to see the talent that Air Liquide brings in each year. The students were attentive, professional and easy to teach. Air Liquide and RC Health Services have been working together now for 4 years and we are excited about what is to come in the near future!
Friday, January 24, 2014
Today, classes have been cancelled in Spring, Austin, San Antonio, and Pearland due to the icy road conditions. You can go online and reschedule your course now without any rescheduling fees.
Monday, January 20, 2014
RC Health Services instructor David Williamson lead a group of healthcare professionals in the Dallas area in their ACLS Initial certification. This is a fast growing office and classes have been filling quickly.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Chester and Cindy Wilds leads the new group of RC Health Services EMT Basic students in their skills training. The RCHS San Antonio team is top notch and the students are coming out ready to work!
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
RC Health Services instructor Chester Wilds lead a top Megacode experience for his students last Saturday in the San Antonio office. Students enjoyed realistic simulation training at its finest!