Army Medic Learns Saving Lives Leads to Unemployment Back Home

Army Medic Learns Saving Lives Leads to Unemployment Back Home

Army Specialist Daniel Hutchinson via Bloomberg

Army Specialist Daniel Hutchinson, right, rides in an ambulance during his year-long tour of duty as a combat medic in Iraq. Army medics and their Air Force counterparts are certified as basic emergency medical technicians, not better-paid paramedics, even though they practice some skills reserved for paramedics in civilian life.