Nationwide EMS shortage raises concerns over wages and qualified applicants

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Nationwide EMS shortage raises concerns over wages and qualified applicants



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Tenn. paramedics transport a patient during a call. With reports of a paramedic/EMT shortage in the southern U.S., one Tenn. county touts better recruitment rates due to higher pay scales. In Calif., reports show a deficit of health care employees statewide, but demand for workers is expected to rise. Now managers mull over questions of wages, training time and attracting a younger work force in attempts to stabilize the industry. (AP File Photo/Mark Humphrey) ...Full Story

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