South Carolina contains six schools that offer paramedic programs. Piedmont Technical College, the highest-ranking paramedic school in SC, has a total student population of 5,566 and is the 5493rd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 paramedic schools in South Carolina, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Technical College of the Lowcountry comes out as the most expensive ($10,110/yr), with Horry-Georgetown Technical College as the lowest recorded at only $5,043/yr.
Paramedic students from South Carolina 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 South Carolina alone, there are 630 employed ambulance drivers and attendants earning an average yearly salary of $19,950. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this state earn $31,720/yr and there are 4,310 employed.
Also, within the paramedic schools in South Carolina, the average student population is 2,446 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from paramedic, there are 2873 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,037 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,801, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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