Washington contains nine schools that offer EMS programs. Central Washington University, the highest-ranking EMS school in WA, has a total student population of 11,357 and is the 1601st highest ranked school in America.
Of the 9 EMS schools in Washington, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bates Technical College comes out as the most expensive ($12,542/yr), with Clark College as the lowest recorded at only $5,278/yr.
EMS students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 2,690 employed medical and public health social workers earning an average yearly salary of $53,060. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this state earn $41,830/yr and there are 2,960 employed.
Also, within the EMS schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from EMS, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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