San Angelo, TX (population: 95,212) has three EMS schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Western Texas College, the highest ranked school in this group with an EMS program, has a total student population of 2,473. It is the 4185th highest ranked school in the USA and the 220th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University).
EMS students from San Angelo 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.
San Angelo lies in Tom Green county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the San Angelo area has 43,590 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.7% unemployment rate, $16.52/hr average worker wage, and a $34,370 average annual salary.
Of the 3 EMS schools with a 100-mile radius of San Angelo, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Texas State Technical College-West Texas comes out as the most expensive ($9,073/yr) for EMS students, with Howard College as the lowest, reported at only $3,330/yr.