Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has one EMS school within its city limits. Seattle Community College-North Campus has a total student population of 6,524. It is the 5267th highest ranked school in the USA and the 91st highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
EMS students from Seattle 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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 1,260 employed medical and public health social workers earning an average salary of $56,890. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this area earn $42,180/yr and there are 1,640 employed.
Seattle lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.166 out of every 1000 jobs in Seattle are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and 0.893/1000 are held by medical and public health social workers.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Seattle Community College-North Campus ends up costing a student $7,946/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seattle|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||33.4 miles|