Oxnard, CA (population: 189,413) has twenty-two paramedic schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Antelope Valley Medical College, the highest ranked school in this group with a paramedic program, has a total student population of 792. It is the 2238th highest ranked school in the USA and the 207th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Paramedic students from Oxnard schools who go on to become paramedics, EMTs, emergency medical service workers, emergency medical technicians, 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, Ambulance drivers and attendants make on average $23,140 per year and there are about 19,570 of them employed in the US today.
Oxnard lies in Ventura county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura area has 292,690 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $47,690 average annual salary.
Of the 22 paramedic schools with a 100-mile radius of Oxnard, only 19 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Antelope Valley Medical College comes out as the most expensive ($16,688/yr) for paramedic students, with Mt San Antonio College as the lowest, reported at only $2,897/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Oxnard|
|Simi Valley||CA||121,990||0||-||0||26.6 miles|
|Santa Barbara||CA||86,382||6||24.3128||166||33.2 miles|
|Woodland Hills||CA||-||1||17.7823||121||34.6 miles|
|Santa Clarita||CA||171,722||2||23.9284||128||42.6 miles|
|Santa Monica||CA||89,350||5||12.7862||74||43.3 miles|
|Panorama City||CA||-||2||25.093||11||44.4 miles|
|Canyon Country||CA||-||1||21.1219||9||45.0 miles|
|Los Angeles||CA||3,878,715||57||23.6333||1,355||46.2 miles|
|Culver City||CA||-||2||5.62439||79||48.2 miles|
|Rancho Palos Verdes||CA||41,164||1||20.67||2||57.5 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||60.7 miles|
|Long Beach||CA||464,505||6||26.5161||271||66.6 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||72.4 miles|