Fairmont, WV has one EMT school within its city limits. Pierpont Community and Technical College has a total student population of 2,729. It is the 5550th highest ranked school in the USA and the 65th highest in the state of West Virginia (#1 is Marshall University).
EMT students from Fairmont 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 North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 140 employed medical and clinical laboratory technicians earning an average salary of $34,820. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this area earn $23,290/yr and there are 420 employed.
Fairmont lies in Marion county, which is one of the 16 counties in West Virginia. Overall, the North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area has 138,560 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $15.71/hr average worker wage, and a $32,690 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.001 out of every 1000 jobs in Fairmont are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and 1.042/1000 are held by medical and clinical laboratory technicians.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pierpont Community and Technical College ends up costing a student $9,661/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fairmont|
|Saint Clairsville||OH||-||2||11.9339||47||57.4 miles|
|Bel Air||MD||-||2||17.834||59||69.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||98.0 miles|