Carlisle, PA has eight EMS schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Lancaster County Career and Technology Center, the highest ranked school in this group with an EMS program, has a total student population of 483. It is the 2141st highest ranked school in the USA and the 184th highest in the state of Pennsylvania (#1 is University of Pennsylvania).
EMS students from Carlisle 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 Harrisburg-Carlisle area alone, there are 460 employed medical and public health social workers earning an average salary of $45,120. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this area earn $29,330/yr and there are 620 employed.
Carlisle lies in Cumberland county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Harrisburg-Carlisle area has 310,690 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $20.26/hr average worker wage, and a $42,140 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.996 out of every 1000 jobs in Carlisle are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and 1.489/1000 are held by medical and public health social workers.
Of the 8 EMS schools with a 100-mile radius of Carlisle, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lancaster County Career and Technology Center comes out as the most expensive ($23,472/yr) for EMS students, with Hagerstown Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,465/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Carlisle|
|State College||PA||-||2||29.8064||24||53.8 miles|
|Owings Mills||MD||-||2||12.2029||18||58.5 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||67.4 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||70.7 miles|
|Lincoln University||PA||-||1||24.1268||75||72.5 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||77.2 miles|
|North East||MD||-||1||7.7142||47||78.5 miles|