Valencia, CA has twenty-nine 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 Valencia 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.
Of the 29 paramedic schools with a 100-mile radius of Valencia, only 21 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 Valencia|
|Santa Clarita||CA||171,722||2||23.9284||128||3.4 miles|
|Canyon Country||CA||-||1||21.1219||9||5.8 miles|
|Panorama City||CA||-||2||25.093||11||13.3 miles|
|Simi Valley||CA||121,990||0||-||0||13.9 miles|
|Woodland Hills||CA||-||1||17.7823||121||15.5 miles|
|Los Angeles||CA||3,878,715||57||23.6333||1,355||21.3 miles|
|Santa Monica||CA||89,350||5||12.7862||74||26.6 miles|
|Culver City||CA||-||2||5.62439||79||27.3 miles|
|East Los Angeles||CA||135,682||0||-||0||33.6 miles|
|Hacienda Heights||CA||52,748||0||-||0||43.4 miles|
|West Covina||CA||106,032||5||23.6693||37||44.2 miles|
|Rancho Palos Verdes||CA||41,164||1||20.67||2||45.1 miles|