Alabama contains 20 schools that offer EMS programs. University of South Alabama, the highest-ranking EMS school in AL, has a total student population of 14,522 and is the 2715th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 20 EMS schools in Alabama, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bevill State Community College comes out as the most expensive ($10,326/yr), with Chattahoochee Valley Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,438/yr.
EMS students from Alabama schools who go on to become emergency medical service workers, EMTs, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 217,920 people working as emergency medical technicians and paramedics alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $33,020. Also, Medical and public health social workers make on average $48,340 per year and there are about 133,510 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alabama alone, there are 2,200 employed medical and public health social workers earning an average yearly salary of $41,670. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this state earn $32,120/yr and there are 3,290 employed.
Also, within the EMS schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from EMS, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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