South Dakota contains two schools that offer EMS programs. Lake Area Technical Institute, the highest-ranking EMS school in SD, has a total student population of 1,291 and is the 1099th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 2 EMS schools in South Dakota, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Sioux Falls comes out as the most expensive ($19,361/yr), with Lake Area Technical Institute as the lowest recorded at only $9,078/yr.
EMS students from South Dakota 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 Dakota alone, there are 500 employed medical and public health social workers earning an average yearly salary of $38,370. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this state earn $25,930/yr and there are 760 employed.
Also, within the EMS schools in South Dakota, the average student population is 1,780 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from EMS, there are 1098 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,143 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,336, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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