Paducah, KY has one paramedic school within its city limits. West Kentucky Community and Technical College has a total student population of 7,464. It is the 4269th highest ranked school in the USA and the 57th highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College).
Paramedic students from Paducah 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.
Paducah lies in McCracken county, which is one of the 55 counties in Kentucky. Overall, the West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area has 145,920 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $16.51/hr average worker wage, and a $34,340 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, West Kentucky Community and Technical College ends up costing a student $7,303/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Paducah|
|Cape Girardeau||MO||-||6||26.7452||153||52.9 miles|