Louisville, KY (population: 556,482) has two EMS schools within its city limits. Spalding University, the highest ranked school in the city with an EMS program, has a total student population of 2,069. It is the 1973rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 21st highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College).
EMS students from Louisville 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 Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area alone, there are 450 employed medical and public health social workers earning an average salary of $44,420. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this area earn $30,950/yr and there are 1,050 employed.
Louisville lies in Jefferson county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area has 593,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $19.22/hr average worker wage, and a $39,970 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.760 out of every 1000 jobs in Louisville are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and 0.757/1000 are held by medical and public health social workers.
Of the 2 EMS schools in Louisville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Spalding University comes out as the most expensive ($22,380/yr) for EMS students, with Jefferson Community and Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $8,103/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Louisville|
|New Albany||IN||-||1||50.4945||53||6.4 miles|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||44.1 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||83.8 miles|
|Oakland City||IN||-||1||58.4328||69||87.5 miles|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||94.6 miles|