Killeen, TX (population: 125,411) has three EMS schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Navarro College, the highest ranked school in this group with an EMS program, has a total student population of 9,200. It is the 4919th highest ranked school in the USA and the 274th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
EMS students from Killeen 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 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood area alone, there are 90 employed medical and public health social workers earning an average salary of $46,100. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this area earn $28,340/yr and there are 180 employed.
Killeen lies in Bell county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood area has 121,180 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.0% unemployment rate, $17.15/hr average worker wage, and a $35,680 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.488 out of every 1000 jobs in Killeen are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and 0.764/1000 are held by medical and public health social workers.
Of the 3 EMS schools with a 100-mile radius of Killeen, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Navarro College comes out as the most expensive ($8,832/yr) for EMS students, with Temple College as the lowest, reported at only $5,939/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Killeen|
|Cedar Park||TX||72,258||0||-||0||41.3 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||90.6 miles|