South Carolina contains five schools that offer EMS programs. Piedmont Technical College, the highest-ranking EMS school in SC, has a total student population of 5,566 and is the 5493rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 EMS schools in South Carolina, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Technical College of the Lowcountry comes out as the most expensive ($10,110/yr), with Horry-Georgetown Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $5,043/yr.
EMS students from South Carolina 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 South Carolina alone, there are 1,960 employed medical and public health social workers earning an average yearly salary of $43,760. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this state earn $31,720/yr and there are 4,310 employed.
Also, within the EMS schools in South Carolina, the average student population is 2,446 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from EMS, there are 2873 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,037 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,801, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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