Longview, TX (population: 78,112) has seven EMS schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Trinity Valley Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with an EMS program, has a total student population of 7,012. It is the 4456th highest ranked school in the USA and the 236th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
EMS students from Longview 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.
Longview lies in Gregg county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Longview area has 94,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.3% unemployment rate, $17.34/hr average worker wage, and a $36,070 average annual salary.
Of the 7 EMS schools with a 100-mile radius of Longview, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southern University at Shreveport comes out as the most expensive ($7,027/yr) for EMS students, with Kilgore College as the lowest, reported at only $2,728/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Longview|
|Bossier City||LA||63,292||2||15.0075||49||64.2 miles|