Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has one paramedic school within its city limits. Southwest Tennessee Community College has a total student population of 13,016. It is the 4869th highest ranked school in the USA and the 132nd highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Paramedic students from Memphis 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 Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are 170 employed ambulance drivers and attendants earning an average salary of $23,250. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics in this area earn $35,590/yr and there are 1,290 employed.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.132 out of every 1000 jobs in Memphis are held by emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and 0.288/1000 are held by ambulance drivers and attendants.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southwest Tennessee Community College ends up costing a student $4,338/yr.