Clarksville, TN (population: 121,429) has five paramedic schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Western Kentucky University, the highest ranked school in this group with a paramedic program, has a total student population of 20,712. It is the 1859th highest ranked school in the USA and the 17th highest in the state of Kentucky (#1 is Centre College).
Paramedic students from Clarksville 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.
Clarksville lies in Montgomery county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Clarksville-KY area has 77,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2.2% unemployment rate, $16.55/hr average worker wage, and a $34,420 average annual salary.
Of the 5 paramedic schools with a 100-mile radius of Clarksville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Western Kentucky University comes out as the most expensive ($9,729/yr) for paramedic students, with Volunteer State Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,995/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Clarksville|
|Bowling Green||KY||56,941||5||29.5084||365||57.9 miles|