Pennsylvania contains eight schools that offer paramedic programs. All-State Career School, the highest-ranking paramedic school in PA, has a total student population of 202 and is the 1835th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 8 paramedic schools in Pennsylvania, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lancaster County Career and Technology Center comes out as the most expensive ($23,472/yr), with Northampton County Area Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,153/yr.
Paramedic students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 1,320 employed ambulance drivers and attendants earning an average yearly salary of $21,990. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this state earn $29,900/yr and there are 12,850 employed.
Also, within the paramedic schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from paramedic, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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