Naples, FL has five paramedic schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Health Opportunity Technical Center, the highest ranked school in this group with a paramedic program, has a total student population of 182. It is the 716th highest ranked school in the USA and the 27th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Paramedic students from Naples 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.
Naples lies in Collier county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Naples-Marco Island area has 114,500 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $39,520 average annual salary.
Of the 5 paramedic schools with a 100-mile radius of Naples, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Health Opportunity Technical Center comes out as the most expensive ($20,410/yr) for paramedic students, with Sarasota County Technical Institute as the lowest, reported at only $2,150/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Naples|
|Bonita Springs||FL||44,290||0||-||0||13.7 miles|
|Fort Myers||FL||68,373||7||23.467||192||33.9 miles|
|Cape Coral||FL||161,428||1||26.0313||32||36.7 miles|
|North Fort Myers||FL||51,280||0||-||0||39.7 miles|
|Port Charlotte||FL||49,392||1||23.17||24||61.8 miles|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||67.4 miles|
|Pembroke Pines||FL||146,408||0||-||0||90.8 miles|
|Miami Lakes||FL||-||1||11.3357||23||93.8 miles|
|Coral Springs||FL||125,980||0||-||0||95.7 miles|
|Miami Gardens||FL||113,813||3||37.6424||120||97.0 miles|