Jacksboro, TN has eight paramedic schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Western Carolina University, the highest ranked school in this group with a paramedic program, has a total student population of 9,429. It is the 367th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Paramedic students from Jacksboro 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.
Jacksboro lies in Campbell county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area has 112,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $14.85/hr average worker wage, and a $30,880 average annual salary.
Of the 8 paramedic schools with a 100-mile radius of Jacksboro, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Eastern Kentucky University comes out as the most expensive ($10,033/yr) for paramedic students, with Walters State Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,601/yr.
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