New Albany, IN has twelve EMT schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Western Kentucky University, the highest ranked school in this group with an EMT program, has a total student population of 20,712. It is the 1859th highest ranked school in the USA and the 17th highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College).
EMT students from New Albany 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 Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area alone, there are 420 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $33,910. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this area earn $30,950/yr and there are 1,050 employed.
New Albany lies in Floyd county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Louisville-Jefferson County-IN area has 593,940 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $19.22/hr average worker wage, and a $39,970 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.760 out of every 1000 jobs in New Albany are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and 0.706/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 12 EMT schools with a 100-mile radius of New Albany, only 6 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Spalding University comes out as the most expensive ($22,380/yr) for EMT students, with Owensboro Community and Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $6,920/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from New Albany|
|Saint Catharine||KY||-||1||13.7868||38||50.5 miles|
|Oakland City||IN||-||1||58.4328||69||82.6 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||84.3 miles|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||97.1 miles|