Plano, TX (population: 282,016) has fourteen emergency management schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Texas Christian University, the highest ranked school in this group with an emergency management program, has a total student population of 8,853. It is the 142nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University). To learn more about emergency management programs in Plano, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of emergency management professors at Texas Christian University such as Tyson Browning, Jon Carr, Mark Christensen, Keith Hmieleski, Jack Jones, and Ted Legatski.
Emergency Management students from Plano schools who go on to become emergency management coordinators, EMTs, paramedics, emergency managers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 13,060 people working as emergency management specialists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $56,900. Also, Management analysts make on average $84,650 per year and there are about 552,770 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area alone, there are 11,060 employed management analysts earning an average salary of $90,840. Emergency management specialists in this area earn $61,570/yr and there are 70 employed.
Plano lies in Dallas county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan area has 2,047,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $22.17/hr average worker wage, and a $46,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.036 out of every 1000 jobs in Plano are held by emergency management specialists, and 5.400/1000 are held by management analysts.
Of the 14 emergency management schools with a 100-mile radius of Plano, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southern Methodist University comes out as the most expensive ($28,682/yr) for emergency management students, with Tarrant County College District as the lowest, reported at only $5,592/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Plano|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||19.8 miles|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||29.4 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||30.3 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||40.0 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||40.1 miles|