Corpus Christi, TX (population: 296,937) has two EMS schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Victoria College, the highest ranked school in this group with an EMS program, has a total student population of 4,054. It is the 5065th highest ranked school in the USA and the 282nd highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
EMS students from Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi area alone, there are 160 employed medical and public health social workers earning an average salary of $42,120. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this area earn $29,400/yr and there are 270 employed.
Corpus Christi lies in Nueces county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Corpus Christi area has 177,750 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $16.93/hr average worker wage, and a $35,210 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.498 out of every 1000 jobs in Corpus Christi are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and 0.917/1000 are held by medical and public health social workers.
Of the 2 EMS schools with a 100-mile radius of Corpus Christi, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Victoria College comes out as the most expensive ($5,760/yr) for EMS students, with Coastal Bend College as the lowest, reported at only $4,285/yr.