Jacksonville, FL (population: 822,401) has one EMS school within its city limits. Commercial Diving Academy has a total student population of 163. It is the 2370th highest ranked school in the USA and the 110th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
EMS students from Jacksonville 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 Jacksonville area alone, there are 420 employed medical and public health social workers earning an average salary of $47,510. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this area earn $31,160/yr and there are 580 employed.
Jacksonville lies in Duval county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Jacksonville area has 581,450 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 1 out of every 1000 jobs in Jacksonville are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and 1/1000 are held by medical and public health social workers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Commercial Diving Academy ends up costing a student $19,940/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Jacksonville|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||11.7 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||36.6 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||59.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||86.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||89.6 miles|