Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has one EMT school within its city limits. Northeastern University has a total student population of 27,537. It is the 56th highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
EMT students from Boston 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 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 5,190 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $40,150. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this area earn $37,350/yr and there are 2,860 employed.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.695 out of every 1000 jobs in Boston are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and 3.080/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Northeastern University ends up costing a student $32,703/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|