San Bernardino, CA (population: 199,314) has twenty-seven 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 San Bernardino 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. In fact, in the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area alone, there are ** employed ambulance drivers and attendants earning an average salary of $26,120. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this area earn $36,820/yr and there are 1,960 employed.
San Bernardino lies in San Bernardino county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario area has 1,197,590 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,840 average annual salary. Thus, about 2 out of every 1000 jobs in San Bernardino are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and **/1000 are held by ambulance drivers and attendants.
Of the 27 paramedic schools with a 100-mile radius of San Bernardino, only 20 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 San Bernardino|
|Rancho Cucamonga||CA||176,424||3||21.593||139||16.1 miles|
|La Verne||CA||-||1||61.7321||71||27.5 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||28.9 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||31.3 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||32.5 miles|
|Lake Elsinore||CA||56,703||0||-||0||32.6 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||36.1 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||40.1 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||42.1 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||45.8 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||46.8 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||48.2 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||48.2 miles|
|Laguna Niguel||CA||65,471||0||-||0||48.3 miles|