Virginia Beach, VA (population: 439,564) has two EMT schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Tidewater Community College, the highest ranked school in this group with an EMT program, has a total student population of 30,447. It is the 5121st highest ranked school in the USA and the 105th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University).
EMT students from Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area alone, there are 730 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $37,010. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this area earn $34,280/yr and there are 880 employed.
Virginia Beach lies in Virginia Beach county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.198 out of every 1000 jobs in Virginia Beach are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and 0.999/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
Of the 2 EMT schools with a 100-mile radius of Virginia Beach, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Thomas Nelson Community College comes out as the most expensive ($4,617/yr) for EMT students, with Tidewater Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,175/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Virginia Beach|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||35.1 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||90.3 miles|