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Wed Jun 26, 2019, 04:18 AM

South Carolina officials say state is facing EMT shortage

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) Statewide research shows South Carolina is struggling to attract and retain emergency medical service workers.

Officials from the South Carolina EMS Association and the Office of Healthcare Workforce say some training programs are severely under-enrolled, with up to 75 percent of their seats vacant.

In addition, they say those that do graduate are only staying in the field for about eight years.

The Greenville News reports factors such as low pay, long hours and poor working conditions could be to blame.

Read more: https://www.scnow.com/news/state/wire/article_45e41fb1-62e1-5d11-a77a-8e208a9f1675.html
(Florence Morning News)

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