surfca40 Posted November 3, 2015 Share Posted November 3, 2015 All, I'm a career changer and am currently working on my prerequisite courses. My only HCE as of now is some ED volunteer work, so I was looking into some HCE jobs. Since I'm working full time and trying to go to school full time, I was looking for a part time or per diem position that I can start to accumulate HCE hours. Some members here recommended Physical Therapy Aide because it requires no certifications. I found a Physical Therapy Aide spot at a local hospital that was per diem, so I had applied. That was about 6 weeks ago and I never heard back from the hospital, so I figured they looked at other applicants. I started looking at other options and ended up being able to squeeze a full time EMT program Monday-Thursday (I work Friday, Saturday, Sunday) for four weeks. The program starts next Monday the 9th and runs through the beginning of December. My plan was to obtain my EMT-B and try to find a part time EMT job to accumulate my HCE. Well today I received a phone call from the hospital I had applied at wanting to ask me some further questions and possibly invite me for an interview. They left a message and I did not call back today as I wanted to think about my options - those being, thank them but deny the interview, obtain my EMT-B, and hopefully find a part time job that will give me better HCE than PTA and that I'll enjoy more, or take the safe route, cancel my EMT course, and work as a Physical Therapy Aide while finishing my prerequisites. Just looking for some opinions. I feel like I should continue with the EMT course; however, I don't want to obtain my EMT-B and then not find a part time job and be back to square one and miss out on a good opportunity with the PCA spot at a good hospital. Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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