Naples, FL has five EMT schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Health Opportunity Technical Center, the highest ranked school in this group with an EMT program, has a total student population of 182. It is the 716th highest ranked school in the USA and the 27th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
EMT students from Naples schools who go on to become emergency medical technicians, EMTs, paramedics, emergency medical service workers, 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 clinical laboratory technicians make on average $37,860 per year and there are about 152,420 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Naples-Marco Island area alone, there are 60 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $45,810. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this area earn $*/yr and there are 190 employed.
Naples lies in Collier county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Naples-Marco Island area has 114,500 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in Naples are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and 0/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 5 EMT schools with a 100-mile radius of Naples, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Health Opportunity Technical Center comes out as the most expensive ($20,410/yr) for EMT students, with Sarasota County Technical Institute as the lowest, reported at only $2,150/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Naples|
|Bonita Springs||FL||44,290||0||-||0||13.7 miles|
|Fort Myers||FL||68,373||7||23.467||192||33.9 miles|
|Cape Coral||FL||161,428||1||26.0313||32||36.7 miles|
|North Fort Myers||FL||51,280||0||-||0||39.7 miles|
|Port Charlotte||FL||49,392||1||23.17||24||61.8 miles|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||67.4 miles|
|Pembroke Pines||FL||146,408||0||-||0||90.8 miles|
|Miami Lakes||FL||-||1||11.3357||23||93.8 miles|
|Coral Springs||FL||125,980||0||-||0||95.7 miles|
|Miami Gardens||FL||113,813||3||37.6424||120||97.0 miles|