Virginia contains twelve schools that offer EMS programs. Jefferson College of Health Sciences, the highest-ranking EMS school in VA, has a total student population of 1,041 and is the 488th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 12 EMS schools in Virginia, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Jefferson College of Health Sciences comes out as the most expensive ($18,503/yr), with Tidewater Community College as the lowest recorded at only $4,175/yr.
EMS students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 2,120 employed medical and public health social workers earning an average yearly salary of $48,000. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this state earn $34,650/yr and there are 4,270 employed.
Also, within the EMS schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from EMS, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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