Tyler, TX (population: 101,017) has ten 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 Tyler 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 Tyler area alone, there are 160 employed medical and public health social workers earning an average salary of $47,690. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this area earn $30,300/yr and there are 250 employed.
Tyler lies in Smith county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Tyler area has 92,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 3.4% unemployment rate, $17.08/hr average worker wage, and a $35,530 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.735 out of every 1000 jobs in Tyler are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and 1.733/1000 are held by medical and public health social workers.
Of the 10 EMS schools with a 100-mile radius of Tyler, only 2 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 Kilgore College as the lowest, reported at only $2,728/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tyler|
|Bossier City||LA||63,292||2||15.0075||49||96.7 miles|