Temecula, CA (population: 104,516) has twenty-four paramedic schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Saddleback College, the highest ranked school in this group with a paramedic program, has a total student population of 23,260. It is the 4083rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 375th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
Paramedic students from Temecula 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.
Temecula lies in Riverside 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 Temecula are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and **/1000 are held by ambulance drivers and attendants.
Of the 24 paramedic schools with a 100-mile radius of Temecula, only 18 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Saddleback College comes out as the most expensive ($10,639/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 Temecula|
|Lake Elsinore||CA||56,703||0||-||0||16.1 miles|
|San Marcos||CA||82,614||4||36.7693||363||25.0 miles|
|Mission Viejo||CA||95,388||1||19.6994||137||30.9 miles|
|Laguna Niguel||CA||65,471||0||-||0||32.9 miles|
|Aliso Viejo||CA||42,862||1||75.2668||4||34.9 miles|
|Laguna Beach||CA||-||1||20.4608||2||37.8 miles|
|Newport Beach||CA||80,777||1||0.80626||0||43.3 miles|
|Cathedral City||CA||53,114||0||-||0||44.8 miles|
|San Bernardino||CA||199,314||10||20.0516||225||45.2 miles|
|Yorba Linda||CA||67,194||0||-||0||45.7 miles|
|Palm Desert||CA||52,240||2||19.2411||98||46.0 miles|
|Costa Mesa||CA||113,091||7||22.8122||265||46.5 miles|
|San Diego||CA||1,309,749||32||21.506||824||47.7 miles|
|Chino Hills||CA||74,322||0||-||0||48.3 miles|
|Fountain Valley||CA||56,133||3||26.6774||70||49.4 miles|
|Rancho Cucamonga||CA||176,424||3||21.593||139||49.8 miles|
|Garden Grove||CA||167,800||4||26.4852||22||51.6 miles|
|Diamond Bar||CA||57,662||0||-||0||52.2 miles|