38 to 40 is why you are looking. Medics make that without having to worry about fighting fire. Thats also why Florida gets a lot of our people, Georgia can not match the pay. 38 with no experience and isn't bad. I'm a Lt with 15+ years, Fire II, Haz-Mat tech, and rescue tech(current member of GSAR). I have no desire to be a Medic though, I got in to fight fire and run rescues not to push drugs and do CPR.