The United States is a country of adventure, amazement, glamour, and so many fun things to do. Its population is filled with the Lost Generation, Greatest Generation, Silent Generation, Baby boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Z. Each one of these generations of people brings a plethora of health issues from the best health conditions to those with hidden disorders that could affect their life in a very negative manner. In fact, the number of generations includes 74.2 million children that make a total population of 329,126,982 Americans plus 89 million visitors that comprise a total of 418,126,922 people walking, talking and playing in the United States of America.
With this many people in America, educating them on basic steps to save their life seems to be troublesome because the number of people who can teach them may not be enough. However, that population of people includes those who have the desire to help others by taking a class to become an instructor. Hence, the number of instructors seems to be unlimited. But, can those people find CPR instructor jobs from businesses to teach this huge population the skills to save each other? The instructor skills in question are Basic Life Support (BLS) or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
In the United States, there are Training Centers (TC) approved by the American Heart Association (AHA) who pay people to teach BLS and CPR. The number of TC’s in each state vary, but it goes beyond 50 and perhaps 100. Those TC’s appoint people to perform CPR instructor jobs to teach the skills of CPR and BLS to the general public. In other areas of education, there are businesses who don’t pay people, and yet their instructor number is abundant. Hence, some people prefer not to be paid to teach people to save their friends and loved ones.
The Emergency Medical Service (EMS) also pay their instructors to teach CPR. These instructors are typically Nurses, Paramedics, EMT’s, and other healthcare providers. Their students are typically Firefighters and other personnel in the healthcare field. Other agencies who pay and have voluntary services include the American Red Cross (ARC) who are also situated in every State. Included alongside the ARC are private businesses in every State who pay per student or per group for their instructor’s service.
Surely, as the population grows, so does the number of people who will suffer a cardiac arrest (heart stops). It is inevitable that cardiac arrest will occur and to be prepared is the best defense. Therefore, the best defense is those many instructors who go out and teach the public on these basic skills that WILL make a difference in returning someone who has died back to life. The following are AHA approved locations where people can find CPR instructor jobs or work as a volunteer for their services to teach CPR or BLS:
- Fire Departments
- Private Agencies (None hospital-based)
- Private Agencies (Hospital based)
- Private Agencies (Ambulance based)
- Private Agencies (Non- ambulance based)
- Community Colleges
A consideration that a person should take who decides to embark on the instructor venture is to avoid any felonies or even misdemeanors. Having unlawful issues will not permit agencies to employ someone who will be teaching classes in a business or someone’s home. Trust is a major factor in becoming an instructor and being hired by those agencies.
In addition to those agencies who pay and allow for voluntary services, a single person can charge people for their instruction per the rules of that agency or the AHA who based their results on research. Each instructor works for a TC who provides the cards and if necessary, the continuing education credits for that student.
It is also advisable that individual instructors who charge people for their instruction to get a business license and keep up with their activities for tax purposes. The government does keep track of individual instructors and their financial records, so it is imperative to keep impeccable financial records.
Overall, there are many places to be an instructor of BLS and CPR. To become one is to get out and look for agencies who offer the job. Getting out includes cruising through the Internet and contacting the city Business Licensing Department along with the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
To help a person in need of cardiac care is a necessity in every city, location, and even around the world. Surely, one who seeks to get paid to teach CPR or BLS will achieve their goals. Even more, cardiac arrest is a danger that needs attention, and that comes from people who have the will to learn how to be instructors and those who actively teach.