Johnstown, PA has four EMS schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Hagerstown Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with an EMS program, has a total student population of 4,452. It is the 4948th highest ranked school in the USA and the 62nd highest in the state of Maryland (#1 is Johns Hopkins University).
EMS students from Johnstown 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 Johnstown area alone, there are 100 employed medical and public health social workers earning an average salary of $35,770. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this area earn $21,460/yr and there are 500 employed.
Johnstown lies in Cambria county, which is one of the 32 counties in Pennsylvania. Overall, the Johnstown area has 56,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.2% unemployment rate, $16.88/hr average worker wage, and a $35,110 average annual salary. Thus, about 8.776 out of every 1000 jobs in Johnstown are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and 1.732/1000 are held by medical and public health social workers.
Of the 4 EMS schools with a 100-mile radius of Johnstown, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pierpont Community and Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($9,661/yr) for EMS students, with Jefferson Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,111/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Johnstown|
|Bel Air||MD||-||2||17.834||59||51.3 miles|
|State College||PA||-||2||29.8064||24||64.5 miles|
|New Wilmington||PA||-||1||66.0236||69||92.2 miles|