Pasadena, TX (population: 148,101) has nine EMS schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Wharton County Junior College, the highest ranked school in this group with an EMS program, has a total student population of 6,622. It is the 4660th highest ranked school in the USA and the 251st highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
EMS students from Pasadena 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 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 1,080 employed medical and public health social workers earning an average salary of $54,150. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this area earn $35,140/yr and there are 3,140 employed.
Pasadena lies in Harris county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area has 2,563,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $21.58/hr average worker wage, and a $44,880 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.223 out of every 1000 jobs in Pasadena are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and 0.421/1000 are held by medical and public health social workers.
Of the 9 EMS schools with a 100-mile radius of Pasadena, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lamar Institute of Technology comes out as the most expensive ($9,621/yr) for EMS students, with Lamar State College-Orange as the lowest, reported at only $2,546/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pasadena|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||5.1 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||12.0 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||20.7 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||24.3 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||40.1 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||58.5 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||95.1 miles|