Charlotte, NC (population: 723,514) has one EMT school within its city limits. Carolinas College of Health Sciences has a total student population of 506. It is the 681st highest ranked school in the USA and the 28th highest in the state of North Carolina (#1 is Duke University).
EMT students from Charlotte 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 Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area alone, there are 570 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $35,330. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this area earn $34,490/yr and there are 1,040 employed.
Charlotte lies in Mecklenburg county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area has 837,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $21.10/hr average worker wage, and a $43,890 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.237 out of every 1000 jobs in Charlotte are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and 0.677/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Carolinas College of Health Sciences ends up costing a student $31,017/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Charlotte|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||21.3 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||70.4 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||71.3 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||88.7 miles|